18.2.08

Hands down, the coolest skyscraper ever made

There are so many reasons to love this beauty that it’s hard to know where to start. It’s got 13 floors which, to me at least, makes it a skyscraper. It’s entirely made of wood, thus making it a wooden skyscraper. It was made by the fair hands of a single crazy Russian man (Nikolai Sutyagin - pictured bare-chested above), thus making it a homemade wooden skyscraper.

Based in the Russian city of Archangelsk, ex-gangster Nicolai originally intended the building to contain 2 floors but couldn’t help himself when he realized there was nothing to stop him adding more on top. Nothing, that is, apart from the slow-off-the-mark local authorities who say that wooden buildings shouldn’t exceed 2 floors in height, the result being that the 144 ft high building is now under threat of demolition, something which would be an absolute travesty in my opinion. Slightly crazy but creative ex-gangster Russian architects should be given free reign to build whatever they like.

This building is an absolute work of art.


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