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Gosprom by saltov-man Gosprom by saltov-man
The Gosprom Building (the State Industry Building and Palace of Industry), built in 1929, is a Constructivist building located in Freedom Square.
The building was one of a few showcase projects designed when Kharkiv was the capital of the Ukrainian SSR. The Gosprom complex was the largest modern building in the Soviet Union until the 1960s.
The use of concrete in its construction and the system of overhead walkways and individual interlinked towers made it extremely innovative. It was rated by Reyner Banham as one of the major architectural achievements of the 1920s in his Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, comparable in scale only to the Dessau Bauhaus and the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam. (Architectural Press 1972, p. 297)
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Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely capture :)
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Interesting picture! And it can be so difficult to get a good one of such a large building.
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saltov-man Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Thanks for commenting. It really is difficult to shoot the entire building because its very wide. The garden in front with all those trees will obscure a wider view. The only way to get the entire view is from the floors of the University to the extreme left (not shown) or the former Military Academy (on the right). I'll go to the place once more and try to shoot a wider view by choosing another point. For the time being, I'll post two other images of the building taken during that session. I hope you'll like them.
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