Tatlin’s Tower

Also known as “Monument to the Third International,” a design for a monumental Russian building that was never built. The separate spaces within the winding parts would spin annually, monthly, and so on. This was a Soviet response to France’s Eiffel Tower and the industrial progression of the country that it symbolized. It was to be “made of steel, glass, and revolution.”

There was not enough steel or manpower in Russia to complete the Tower. Russia was bankrupt, its political situation was tense, and the legitimacy/possibility of the building itself was in question. (wiki)

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