The most breathtaking of all constructivist projects has to be the Gosprom complex (or “Palace of Industry”) in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov. There can’t have been anything else of this scale and ambition anywhere else in Europe at the time: indeed, it resembles more some particularly ambitious work of the late 1960s than the mid-twenties, an unacknowledged prototype of that sixties motif, the elevated walkway, the street in the sky. 143 more words
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Well, it’s the 2nd largest city in the 2rd largest country that is solely in Europe.
After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the USSR was dissolved 2 years later, Eastern Europe became readily accessible and runners particularly benefited from the easy travel to marathons in many countries. 1,016 more words