Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg City Hall clock tower under temporary repair

The clock on the Yekaterinburg City Hall clock tower is temporarily without its hands.

A spokesperson for Mayor Dennis Sukhorukov's office said that the missing hands are part of a planned restoration of the building, MIR96.ru reports.

The mayor's office also said that the repairs and movement of the clock are a project that's conducted annually.

The clock tower appeared at City Hall in 1954 after the building had gone through seven years of extensive renovation that started in 1947, which gave the architectural monument its modern look, according to MIR96.ru.

Located at 24 A Lenina St., City Hall initially was built for the Merchant Courtyard but the eruption of the Bolshevik revolution put an end to all constructions that were overbuilt by four new floors from 1928 to 1930.

The building's renovation in 1947 was a project by architect G. Golubev that decorated the building with columns, pilasters, statues and the well-known tower.