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The Alarm Bell Tower

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Identification

The Alarm Bell Tower
The Nabatnaya Tower
234021

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Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • Originally, it was built in the 1490s.
  • The tower is located at the eastern part of The Kremlin Wall.
  • In 1676-1686, it was overbuilt with a high four-faceted marquee.
  • The main function of the tower was to room the bells of the Saviour’s Nabat (Alarm) - the Kremlin’s fire brigade.
  • In 1771, Tsarina Catherine the Great ordered to tear out the 'trouble-making' tongue of the bell that was ringing during the famous 'Plague Riot'.
  • The tongue-less bell was hanging muted for over than 30 years since 1771.
  • In the early 19th century, when the tower was under renovation, the bell was removed and transferred to The Arsenal , and later in 1851, to The Armoury Chamber.

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Location

Kremlin
Kitay-Gorod
Central
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

124.67 ft
124.67 ft
1686
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