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09 OctOn October 8 at the joint sitting of the Moscow City Duma commissions the deputies considered the issue of the Shukhov tower restoration.
25 SepThe restoration of the first Shukhov’s tower – the unique steel diagrid hyperboloid structure — has begun in the manor Polibino-Storozhevoe located in the Dankovsky district of the Lipetsk region. In 1896 Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov was the first who introduced into architecture the form of hyperboloid, which later was used by Antoni Gaudi, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and other architects. Shukhov’s Polibino tower is also the first steel load-carrying diagrid shell – the similar load-carrying diagrid structures is the main shape-generating means of the high-tech architecture and avant-garde in the XXI century.
01 AugThe ArcelorMittal Orbit is the first public artwork by Anish Kapoor to be lit. Arup’s lighting team has worked closely with Kapoor and Cecil Balmond to create a lighting scheme that will highlight the sculpture’s complex geometric form. The feature lighting scheme encourages visitors into the Park and the ArcelorMittal Orbit by creating a “must see” element to the sculpture at night. The scheme will play an integral part in the lighting and atmosphere of the Olympic Games with the sculpture lit up in a variety of modes for different events and times of day. Beyond The Games, visitors will also experience the metaphor of an orbit after dark; using light to unravel the sculpture’s convoluted form and to grasp its dynamic shape. Arup Lighting Director Florence Lam refers to their approach as using “dark light”.
20 MarTV "Russia Today", 20.03.2011: One of Moscow's most eye-catching landmarks, the Shukhov Television Tower is celebrating 90 years since its construction. RT has climbed on top of the engineering marvel that nearly a century later remains at the forefront of architecture.
19 MarShukhov Tower in Moscow 90 years
16 MarShukhov Tower by Shabolovskaya metro station will be 90 years old on March 19 and it has never undergone a serious restoration. For more than 20 years, the radio tower has not been protected from corrosion, and it is clearly visible, and unless something is done urgently, Russia could lose one of its unique monuments, said the president of the Shukhovskaya Tower Fund, Vladimir Shukhov, the architect’s great-grandson.
04 DecLe président de la Fondation de la Tour Choukhov, Vladimir Choukhov, a visité République du Mali avec une visite amicale pendant la période de 19 novembre à 2 décembre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali.
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The activities of the Shukhov Tower Foundation for the development of science, culture and art are aimed at the promotion of scientific and engineering achievements, the traditions of education, culture and art, at the realization of social projects and the preservation of heritage of the Great engineer, inventor and scientist Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov .
The main fields of V.G. Shukhov's creative work were the invention and creation of the equipment for oil industry, the steel building structures and heat machines. V.G. Shukhov was the author and technical leader of the construction of the first oil pipelines in Russia, the inventor of the world's first industrial plant for oil cracking, world's first steel hyperboloid towers, lattice shells, hanging steel lattice overhead covers, tubular steam boilers, air lift, black oil burner. The full list of the Great engineer's developments takes dozens of pages. V.G. Shukhov was a many-sided person and his creative works were not confined just by technical achievements. He was keen on theatre, sport and art photography.
The heritage of the Great master is alive as long as it is used by the new generations. The theoretical and practical development of the oil hydraulics fundamentals and the construction of pipeline systems, stated in the works of V.G. Shukhov, is used until now during the construction of trunk oil pipelines. Today the development of modern technologies of gasoline production and of the plants for oil cracking has gone far ahead, but many elements first invented by V.G. Shukhov remain the basis of their structures. New hyperboloid towers were recently built in Japan, Czechia, Spain and Switzerland. The architect Ken Shuttleworth designed the three hundred meter hyperboloid skyscraper "VORTEX" that is to be built in London. Nowadays, the heritage of V.G. Shukhov in the construction of the unique hanging and lattice shells structures is developed by the architectural schools of Frei Otto and Norman Foster. These structures are widespread in the modern European and Japanese architecture.
The Foundation's ideology and values, its goals, tasks and program correspond with the ideology and many-sided activities of Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov and with the topical problems of science, culture and art of our time.
The preservation and promotion of V.G. Shukhov's heritage, the initiatives for the preservation of Shukhov's structures in the regions of Russia and CIS, the cultural and socially significant projects in small towns of Russia and the creation of Shukhov center in Moscow may be considered among the Foundation's main current tasks.
The Shukhov Tower Foundation invites the interested parties for the mutually beneficial cooperation to realize joint projects.
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