Building at Risk: Shukhov Tower (Russia)

The Shukhov TV Tower in Moscow

The hyperboloid tower was built by the pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov during the Russian civil war.
Photograph: Celebrity/Alamy

In another part of the world, it would likely be a prime tourist attraction. But in Moscow, where rusting Soviet architectural feats are a dime-a-dozen, the 160m-tall Shukhov television tower faces a demolition decision before the end of the month.

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