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The Corner Arsenal Tower

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Identification

The Corner Arsenal Tower
Sobakina Tower
234310

Map

Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • Originally, it was built in 1492 by Pietro Antonio Solari.
  • The tower might have been given its original name after the boyars Sobakins’ estate situated nearby.
  • In olden times the tower was used for protection and housed a water source for the fortress’s garrison.
  • The tower was given its present-day name in the 18th century after The Arsenal was completed.
  • In 1812, the tower was damaged by the blast of St. Nicholas Tower and The Arsenal.
  • The tower was reconstructed in 1819 under the supervision of Osip Beauvais.

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Location

Kremlin
Kitay-Gorod
Central
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

197.51 ft
197.51 ft
1819
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