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Academy of Sciences

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Identification

Academy of Sciences
Academy of Science, Zinātņu Akadēmija
111002

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
applied masonry
dark orange
russian-soviet architecture

Usages

university

Facts

  • This was Latvia's first skyscraper, and remained the country's tallest building until construction of Hansabanka Central Office.
  • This was the first skyscraper in the Soviet Union to use new technology in ferroconcrete construction.
  • The building was a gift for the industrial workers and farmers of the Soviet Union.
  • The building is similar in style to Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science, which was also a gift from the Soviet Union.

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Location

Akademijas Lauk. 1
1524
Riga
Riga
Latvia

Technical Data

353.02 ft
353.02 ft
213.25 ft
21
1955

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation deck on roof
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