Unique “House with Atlanteans” in Dnipro city is being dismantled because of emergency condition of the facade, reports Dnipro Vechirny. According to the agency, the building was almost completely taken down and damaged sculptures of the Atlanteans are “resting” on the grass nearby.
“During the dismantling, figures fell apart because of old age. The exact copies will be made of them and installed on the facade of the building. And the old figures will be given to historians,” the ordering party’s representative commented.
According to gorod.dp.ua, last year the architect Serhiy Pishchany offered to preserve the facade wall of the "House with Atlanteans" as a "reference to the past", and build a new complex inside. At the same time, the tallest object (a tower of 76 meters high) is located perpendicular to the avenue at the site of the current house. On the first floors of the complex it was planned to build offices, parking, club rooms, trading space and to make higher part residential.
“House with Atlanteans” is the only building in the city with such sculptures. It was built at the beginning of ХХ century and is an architectural monument.
As it was reported earlier House of the Government of Ukraine belongs to early Soviet architecture. It was built for the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the newly created USSR.