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On August 28, 2013 there will be 160 years from the birthday of the Great engineer, architect and scientist, academician Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov (1853-1939). This day a round table in memoriam of V.G. Shukhov will be held at the Central House of Architect (Granatny pereulok, 7). The aim of the gathering is the search of ways to preserve the heritage and develop the ideas of the Great engineer.

The main subjects of the round table:
1. Achievements in preserving V.G. Shukhov’s heritage and employment of his ideas in the high-tech architecture of the XXI century.
2. Presentation of the project on the preservation of the Shukhov tower in Shabolovka, which is alternative to the currently available variants.
3. Deliberation of variants on the restoration of the Shukhov roof at the Pushkin Museum and prospects of reconstruction of the whole complex of GMII named after A.S. Pushkin after a probable quit of Lord Norman Foster from this project.

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