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Sts. Constantine and Helen Tower

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Identification

Sts. Constantine and Helen Tower
The Konstantino-Yeleninskaya Tower, The Timofeyevskaya Tower
234020

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Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]
dark red

Facts

  • Originally, it was built in 1490 by Pietro Antonio Solari on the place of the white-stoned Timofeyevskye Gate.
  • The tower was named after Sts. Constantine and Helen’s Church that stood nearby in the Kremlin.
  • In 1670-1680, the tower was overbuilt with a four-faceted stone marquee.
  • In 1707, according to the order of Tsar Peter the Great, the loopholes were widened, so that cannons could have been installed inside.

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Location

Kremlin
Kitay-Gorod
Central
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

120.73 ft
120.73 ft
1680
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