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Spasskaya Tower - facing the Red Square is one of the 20 towers of the Moscow Kremlin. In the tower are the main gates of the Kremlin - Spassky, in a tent set the famous clock tower - Glockenspiel. Spasskaya Tower - facing the Red Square is one of the 20 towers of the Moscow Kremlin. In the tower are the main gates of the Kremlin - Spassky, in a tent set the famous clock tower - Glockenspiel.
History The tower was built in 1491 during the reign of Ivan III architect Pietro Antonio Solari, as evidenced by the white stone slab with commemorative inscriptions, mounted on the tower itself.
Stars Spassky Tower
Double eagle From the 1600s until 1935 the tower was crowned with a gilded double-headed eagle. Eagle replaced frequently. Perhaps the first eagle was made entirely of wood
Semiprecious star In August 1935 it was decided to replace the eagle on the five-pointed star with hammer and sickle. Sketches stars devised academician Fedor Fedorov. The first star are made of high-alloy stainless steel and copper red. In the middle of each star Ural semi-precious stones has been laid out the hammer and sickle, covered with gold.
Glowing star However, the first star quickly faded under the influence of precipitation. In addition, they looked pretty ridiculous in the overall composition of the Kremlin, were bulky and heavily disturbed architectural ensemble. In May 1937, it was decided to replace the Star Ruby and glowing. A new star has earned 2 November 1937.
The tower itself
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