The Haunted House of Soviets Gets a New Life – The New York Times

The Haunted House of Soviets Gets a New Life (Published 2021)

The Haunted House of Soviets Gets a New Life (Published 2021)

Residents of Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost region, search for meaning in a building many see as an egregious architectural mistake. “It’s ugly, but it’s ours.”

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/world/europe/kaliningrad-russia-soviet-union-house-of-soviets.html

The protruding balconies are eyes, above which looms an oversize braincase of office space intended for Communist Party functionaries who would guide the economy. They never settled in because of the structural flaws.


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