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12.09.2006 The international expertise of preservation and protection of constructions by V.G. Shukhov in Nizhniy Novgorod region
The Shukhov Tower Foundation has arranged the monitoring of condition for the major part of the surviving constructions of Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov in Russia and abroad.
The following constructions were built from 1878 till 1939 on the territories of Russian Empire and USSR according to the projects of V.G. Shukhov:
about 1600 km of pipelines for the transportation of oil and oil products;
over 10000 steel cylindrical reservoirs for oil and oil products storage;
over 100 steel cylindrical gas-holders for gas storage;
about 90 river tankers (oil barges);
over 8000 steam boilers of Shukhov’s system;
over 500 steel bridges;
over 200 steel lattice hyperboloid towers;
over 100 constructions of the industrial and railway buildings;
over 100 overhead covers of the public and civil buildings.
From that enormous quantity only 30 constructions have preserved till our time, and two thirds of them are the memorials of architecture and are protected by law. Despite the protection by law some unique, recognized and studied abroad constructions of Shukhov were destroyed as a result of incompetent decisions or plundered for metal scrap: the round pavilion-rotunda with hanging lattice steel cover in Essentuki, part of the Bakhmetiev garage’s overhead cover in Moscow, one of two 128-meter lattice steel towers-supports of the NiGRES electric main passage over Oka River near Nizhniy Novgorod, some lattice hyperboloid water towers.
In order to control the condition of the surviving constructions of V.G. Shukhov, the specialists and the Foundation’s volunteers checked the following structures from May till August, 2006:
In order to monitor the condition of constructions, protected by law, on a regular basis, the Foundation’s volunteers have been assigned for the major part of the checked constructions.
In September, the group of international experts from Germany and Austria will examine damages of the 128-meter tower-support of NiGRES electric main on Oka River near Nizhniy Novgorod.
21.05.2006 3D Models of the Shukhov towers
28.03.2006 Norman Foster's skyscraper in Moscow
03.02.2006 A Towering Genius
01.02.2005 Cable roof of Olympic Stadium 2008 in China
28.04.2004 Tower “The Gherkin” in London
25.03.2004 Turm, Technische Berufsschule Zürich
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