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robertmf
11-01-2014, 01:34
People have long come from all over the world to see the run-down building on the Garden Ring. To its right is the skulking shopping center Novinsky Bulvar; behind it is part of the U.S. Embassy and one of Stalin's Seven Sisters. But it is the ramshackle six-story building that has a magic place in architectural history.

Dozens of articles have been written about Narkomfin, the residential building designed in the late 1920s with the aim of revolutionizing the way people lived in the young Soviet republic. They talk of its priceless nature and bemoan its neglect, but to little avail. It still rots away.

Narkomfin, "a six-story blueprint for communal living as ingenious as it is humane," according to the World Monuments Fund, has again and again been put on the fund's list of endangered monuments.

Now, a new website, "NARKOMFIN - a web documentary," is set to provide a rare glimpse of life inside the building.

"NARKOMFIN - a web documentary" will launch in May 2014. http://www.narkomfin.net/ The site is looking for sponsors and a web programmer in Moscow.

Alan65
12-01-2014, 00:52
People have long come from all over the world to see the run-down building on the Garden Ring. To its right is the skulking shopping center Novinsky Bulvar; behind it is part of the U.S. Embassy and one of Stalin's Seven Sisters. But it is the ramshackle six-story building that has a magic place in architectural history.

Dozens of articles have been written about Narkomfin, the residential building designed in the late 1920s with the aim of revolutionizing the way people lived in the young Soviet republic. They talk of its priceless nature and bemoan its neglect, but to little avail. It still rots away.

Narkomfin, "a six-story blueprint for communal living as ingenious as it is humane," according to the World Monuments Fund, has again and again been put on the fund's list of endangered monuments.

Now, a new website, "NARKOMFIN - a web documentary," is set to provide a rare glimpse of life inside the building.

"NARKOMFIN - a web documentary" will launch in May 2014. http://www.narkomfin.net/ The site is looking for sponsors and a web programmer in Moscow.




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annasophia
12-01-2014, 04:21
I know this building well.

I spent many hours and days watching parts of it fall off and the tin roof sheets banging around in the wind. Weeds growing from the window casings and rather notable poplar tree rooted into and thriving on the rooftop.

I was always amazed when lights came on in the apartment windows at night, who lived in such a derelict abandoned property? But there were many occupied rooms in that building.

I found it fascinating. We called it the Ginzburg building.

robertmf
12-01-2014, 04:41
I found it fascinating. We called it the Ginzburg building.

... oh, I see. He was the architect :thumbsup:
Moisei Ginzburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia