First high-rise buildings in Norilsk appeared in 1970
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First high-rise buildings in Norilsk appeared in 1970

April 08, 2022

September 30, 1970, can be called the birthday of the Norilsk skyscrapers.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. September 30, 1970, can be called the birthday of the Norilsk skyscrapers. On this day, the state commission accepted both the first nine-story building – at Nansen street, 62, and the first 12-story building – at Krasnoyarskaya street, 1.

The twelve-story building at Krasnoyarskaya, 1, was not only the highest building at that time, but also the most comfortable one: an improved layout, two elevators, a garbage chute.

A Morzianka store was opened on the first floor of a high-rise building. Its name was explained simply: Morzianka- that is, Morse code – said that it was originally planned as a radio store.

The solemn housewarming in the first skyscraper on Krasnoyarskaya street took place on the November holidays of 1970. The combine’s management decided that 98 families of builders would be the residents of the high-rise building, this was a recognition of their merits, a reward for one million square meters erected. However, it seems, at first the house was communal: otherwise 44 apartments would not fit 98 families.

On the same day, along with the first twelve-story building, the state commission accepted the first nine-story building in the city at Nansen street, 62.

This panel house is an unusual 9KP-36 series for Norilsk, and it looks like it is the only one of its kind in the city.

In the last issue of the History Spot photo project we told about the fact that in the 1980s the Norilsk service dog breeding club trained dogs for the army and police.

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Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

April 08, 2022

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