The principal object of the Soviet construction industry was
to provide population with dwelling and industry with buildings. Limited
resources (due to the enormous military expenditure and poor quality of
administration) and the quick pace of construction were hard to combine with
true artistry. Still, there were some interesting designs, even where
similiar/uniform buildings were concerned.
Although the projects were actually designed by
architectural institutes, only the chief architects are mentioned in the
Pay attention to the windows: they stand for wind-blown sails. The
78-meter steeple is crowned with a ship effigy.
The ship-like building was constructed in 1977-82 to a design by
Vitaliy A. Sokhin.
Address: Morskaya Slava Sq.
Nearest metro station: Primorskaya
Leningrad (St.Petersburg) Hotel
The building, based on a design by Sergei B. Speransky, was
constructed in 1970 to the left of the cruiser Aurora. Originally
conceived as the Hotel Aurora, it had been named Hotel Leningrad until
1991 when it was renamed to Hotel St.Petersburg.
Address: Pirogovskaya Embankment, 5/2
Nearest metro stations: Ploschad Lenina, Gorkovskaya
It was built in 1967-77 to a design by David S. Goldhor
Address: Alexander Nevsky Sq., 2
Nearest metro station: Ploschad Alexandra Nevskogo
Finland railway station
It was built in 1960 to a design by Nikolai V. Baranov
Address: Komsmola St., 5
Nearest metro station: Ploschad Lenina
The administration of the Leningrad region
It was built in 1981 to a design by D.S.Goldhor, K.N.Emelyanov, and