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Peter's Tower

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Identification

Peter's Tower
The Petrovskaya Tower, The Ugreshskaya Tower
234019

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Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • In the 18th century, the tower was called Peter's after the Metropolitan of Moscow Peter’s Church, which was an annex of the tower.
  • Originally, the tower was called the 3rd Nameless (Bezymyannaya) Tower.
  • In 1812, the tower was blown up by French invaders.
  • It was renamed from The 3rd Nameless to Ugreshskaya after the Kremlin’s monastery of the same name.
  • Originally, the tower was built in the 1480s.
  • it was reconstructed in 1819 under the supervision of Osip Beauvais.
  • The tower is located at the southern part of The Kremlin Wall between The Water Supplying Tower and The 2nd Nameless Tower.
  • In 1771, the tower was abolished, as it obstructed the ongoing construction of The Grand Kremlin Palace, and rebuilt later in 1783.

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Location

Kremlin
Kitay-Gorod
Central
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

89.07 ft
89.07 ft
1819
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