The Main Building of MSU framed with Flowers and Trees

The Main Building of MSU framed with Flowers and Trees
«The Main Building of MSU framed with Flowers and Trees»

View from a park on Sparrow Hills on the main building of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU, MGU in Russian) framed with flowers and trees. The high-rise building was constructed on Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills, former Lenin’s Hills) in 1949-1953. It is one of seven famous Stalin skyscrapers founded in honor of 800 anniversary of Moscow city in 1947. The skyscraper has 36 levels in its central part and is 240 meters (790 ft) tall. Its roof (182 metres (597 ft)) is topped by a 57-metre spire which ends with a 12-ton five-pointed star.

At 240 metres tall, the building of Moscow State University was the 7th tallest building in the world and also the tallest in Europe. Its European record lasted up to 1988 when it was surpassed by MesseTurm. It is still the tallest educational building in the world.

Photo #005 taken on September 12, 2017

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