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This building (or better to say, this erection) was constructed in the late 80-s, in the last Soviet Union’s years. Some people tend to consider it as a striking example of socialist realism or symbolic constructivism style in architecture, because at least one element of its design looks like a symbol. I do not think so. I know that the strangely looking part of this architectural complex simply is an astronomical observatory. The whole complex is a juniors’ creativity center. Another cylindrically shaped piece of art is a statue of Mikhail Lomonosov.

Thus, there are no grounds for blaming the building for some bad symbolism. However, the observatory surely has a chance to be the winner or in the top list of this interesting contest.

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GPS coordinates: 49.99280 Lat, 36.33900 Long, 167 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1944 W: 46 N: 4360] (16134)
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