Construction of Kaliningrad city hall
A modern symbol of the city, a monument of socialist architecture. A medieval castle used to stand on this place. The Communists demolished it in the 1970s to clear space for a new city hall. The new building, however, was too heavy and it started to collapse. The unusable construction is now empty. Municipal authorities are considering ways to demolish it.
Kaliningrad, May 1, 2004
© Jan Pešula, 2004