Some say they were going to test satellites and space shuttles inside this tower, other people believe it was connected to telescope testing. The most interesting version is that in this tower they were going to test lasers and probably military ones, which could destroy upcoming ships.
In the distance you can see a crane and the tower.
Unfortunately, in the 90s the crane was cut up into pieces to be sold as scrap metal (a view from Google Maps).
The story of this construction began when an optical institution decided to grab a nice piece of forest near the lake.
… and fenced it.
So, they built several buildings and a tower called ‘Vertical’ which never was to be finished.
The top of the tower is covered with a corrugated metal plates.
The wind’s pretty strong and nothing protects you from falling. So, it’s rather dangerous to walk here.
Some meaningless inscriptions.
In the middle of the roof there is a rising construction.
What a great view!
A view of the city.
This boiler plant belongs to the institution.
So does this junkyard.
Space under the roof.
Here they wanted to install a goods lift.
A regular lift.
All the floors look like this – empty space around the column.
This concrete staircase goes down.
An elevation mark.
The rustproof tower is backed with rusting supports… They replaced the roof too late.
This thing goes out of the tower…
And entering it you will find yourself….
… inside of the tower!
Nonferrous metal men do like this place!
This photo was taken in 2009.