Norilsk construction peaked in 1980s

Norilsk construction peaked in 1980s

October 18, 2022

Construction in Norilsk originated more than a hundred years ago, with the first wooden house. But the current housing stock was mainly built in the 60-80s of the last century.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The oldest residential buildings in the city today are the house No. 1 on Bogdan Hmelnitsky street and the hotel wing on Leninsky prospekt 2: they were built in 1947.

In the 1950s, when architecture was not an industry but author’s art, a maximum of six to eight residential buildings a year were built in Norilsk.

But at such a pace, the problem of resettlement of the townspeople could not be solved, and the city planning switched to industrial methods. A Hrushchev-type house could be erected in just a couple of months, or even in a couple of weeks.

Norilsk construction peaked in the 1980s. In 1987, a total of about 50 residential buildings were erected in three cities of the Norisk Industrial Region.

The last residential building in Norilsk (before a long pause in the city construction, which is interrupted now) was erected in 2002. Its address is Ordzhonikidze, 4b.

In the History Spot’s previous publication we told about how the expression ‘black blizzard’ entered the Norilsk people’s lexicon.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

October 18, 2022

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