Russian Wooden Highscraper

Today we have hand made stories. Another one is submitted by Timo.

This one is really strange. It is a wooden multi-stored building. It looks like a real skyscraper in Arkhangelsk city. All the houses in the town are mainly two- three- stored and here it stands – a twelve stored wooden tower, more than 120 ft high (38 metres).

There is not elevator and you can reach the top of the building climbing by a carved wooden stairs.

The building can be seen from all the town. The city authorities claim that the building spoils the town view and demand to reduce it by… 10 stores. But he refuses. He really likes his creation and most of the local people think that it looks nice.

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

wooden skyscraper, Arkhangelsk, Russia

submitted by Timo

35 thoughts on “Russian Wooden Highscraper”

  1. I am wondering how he heats it – or if he heats it all or just part of it. A fire could be especialy catastrophic with that structure.

  2. The builder can make money on organising tours to the “highscraper”. But it could be not enough tough to resist a group of people

  3. I like this kind of architecture. It has a unique style. There was a tradition of building such things long ago in the past.

  4. Wooden architecture is traditional for Russian North.
    Here is Livejournal community (russian language) with tons of pictures. http://community.livejournal.com/ru_woodarch/
    You should also see the famous Kizhi place.
    http://kizhi.karelia.ru/architecture/architec_en/e_frames.htm

  5. yes..it does not exist…it was not a church but a living house..not ready but it survived several years..those who think wood worms would destroy it – we have wooden houses in the north of russia and they are pretty safe even 100 years later..if you cut the wood in a proper time in a proper place,,but this building is now in our memory(((

  6. what a to testimony the spirit of the individual. Give this man a wooden medal. May he continue to stand tall above the mediocracy !!!!

  7. what a testimony to the creative spirit of the individual. Give this man a wooden medal. Long may he stand out proud and tall above the mediocracy.

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