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Stalin's Highrises

Author: Sergey Nikitin
Translation: Brendan Kiernan


Jan/Feb 2011
Architecture
Page 42   ( 8 pages)


Summary: Anyone visiting Moscow knows about the city’s famous “Seven Sisters.” But few know that there were supposed to be eight. That is just one little-known aspect of their fascinating architectural history. We asked a noted urban historian to tell us more


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