16 If It Was Built

If It Was Built

Posted on March 8, 2007 by

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This building, the skyscraper with a giant Lenin statue on top was never built.

It was projected on the 3-d construction plans as you can see on the image above but was never started, and some say it’s a big pity it wasn’t.

So one guy decided to insert this Soviet skyscraper in the views of modern Moscow to see how it could look like if it was built.

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Photos by Samsebeya

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16 Responses to “If It Was Built”

  1. AmericanRussia says:


  2. tomv says:

    something tells me that would get old fast.

  3. Yuri says:

    That looks more like Vegas :)

  4. TeratoMarty says:

    Yes, it looms over everything else, and anything in its neighbourhood would spend at least half the day in a cold shadow. Very appropriate.

  5. Andy from Beaverton says:

    It was never started? I’m American and I know this is not true. It was started upon the foundation of the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer.

  6. Polina says:

    “Palace of Soviets; Construction started in 1937, and was terminated by the German invasion in 1941. In 1941-1942, its steel frame was disassembled for use in fortifications and bridges. Construction never resumed again.If built, it would have become the world’s tallest structure.”

  7. Dimon says:

    The Kremlin does an adequate job of it.

    • Acts_of_Atrocity says:

      Nah, too pretty. And too small – it`s hard to sit on top and cast evil eye around. We need something cyclopic.

  8. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    No, it proves he had a huge cojones.

  9. Boris Abramov says:

    They look fantastic!!!!

    Imagine how many more tourists moscow would attract if they were build!!!

  10. reinito says:

    lenin the ringloard statue would have probably been torn down. maybe the new superkitsch peter the great statue would have been placed on top of the palace instead of on the waterfront. or the christ redentor church would have been rebuilt to exact replica on top. who knows…

  11. 钦哥 says:


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