Sukharev Tower

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Sukharev Tower
General information
Architectural styleNaryshkin Baroque
LocationMoscow, Russia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 55°46′22″N 37°37′56″E / 55.77278°N 37.63222°E / 55.77278; 37.63222
Construction started1692
Design and construction
ArchitectMikhail Ivanovich Choglokov

The Sukharev Tower (Сухарева башня) was a highly important cultural and architectural structure located in the center of Moscow, Russia from the year 1701 until 1934. it was destroyed by the Soviet regime during the period of Stalin for the purpose of paving the Garden Avenue in moscow. When the building was first opened, it was designed to be a kind of Triumphal Gate In honor of the Tsar, he renounced his war against his sister Sophia Alexeyevna Romanova on the throne. The tower received its name in honor of Lorenti Pankerevich Soharb who was the commander of the army. The tower was first built in 1692 and was opened after 9 years by the architect Mikhail Chugolokov Ivanovich. The tower was used as the School of Mathematics and Navigation of Moscow until 1921 in the Communist era when it became the Moscow City Hall where it also housed: "Moscow History Museum" until finally destroyed in 1934 for the construction of The Garden Ring Although there were many objections to its destruction among the public and among many Russian architects. The tower was built in an architectural style called Baroque Narishkin. On the ground floor there was an observatory and on the entrance floor there was a flea market, which was closed after the establishment of the Soviet Union.

Until the 19th century, the road of the continuation of the street passed under the building but was then blocked and opened with a commercial floor.

Reconstruction and Rehabilitation[change | change source]

In 2017 the municipality of Moscow decided to restore the structure but as of now there is no date to start the work.