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Alexandrovskaya Kolonna

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Identification

Alexandrovskaya Kolonna
Alexander Column
232997

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Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]

Facts

  • Aleksandrovskaia Kolonna is hewn from red Finnish granite and took three years to fashion before finally being rolled into place and held in situ by its own weight of 600 tons.
  • The angel atop the column is by the sculptor Boris Orlovskii and is rumoured to resemble Alexander I.
  • The column itself is 25.45 metres (83.5 feet) high.
  • The column is positioned so as to align perfectly with the entrance to the Winter Palace and the triumphal arch that serves as the entry to the General Staff building opposite.
  • The column was erected to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoléon in the 1812-1814 war.

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Location

Dvortsovaia Ploshchad'
Tsentralny
St. Petersburg
City of St. Petersburg
Russia

Technical Data

155.66 ft
155.66 ft
1830
1834

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