12 апреля 2012 г.

Predesign of obelisk to the Hero-city Leningrad. From Johnny-muffin

The Obelisk was established on Uprisign Square in May 1985. Architects: A. Alymov, V. Lookyanov.

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  1. To Leningrad the Hero City Obelisk is located in Vosstaniya Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which was known as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991. It was installed on Victory Day of May 1985 to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Red Army's victory the in the German-Soviet War. The monument was designed by architects V. S. Lukyanov and A. I. Alymov.

    The Hero-City Obelisk is pentahedral in shape; its cross section has the shape of a star. In its lower part, the Obelisk is encircled with a bronze wreath covering the joint of the two monoliths. The monument is decorated with bronze high reliefs devoted to the heroic defence of Leningrad while a gold star shines on its top. After the Alexander Column, it is highest stone monument in Saint Petersburg.

  2. Vladimir Lukyanov (b. 1945) — Soviet, Russia's architect and artist, author of the Obelisk "Hero-city of Leningrad" (Sankt-Peterburg) and other monumental objects. Architect Vladimir Lukyanov early in his career to engage in architectural design of large ocean-going vessels. He designed buildings and facilities for Siberia and the Far North. The author creates paintings and graphic works of classical subjects and themes of world classics.