Saturday, February 23, 2008

Nikolai Sutyagin's Skyscraper

What do you get when you combine a wacky Russian gangster, a small fortune, and A LOT of wood? You get the world's largest wooden skyscraper, of course.

Nikolai Sutyagin began building his pleasure palace by hand in 1992. Originally meant to be two stories tall, it eventually grew to include over thirteen floors. Neighbors in the town of Archangelsk now worry that the bizarre tower could one day crash down around them. Many are demanding that the structure be demolished.

Fortunately, there are others (like me) who see the skyscraper as a wonderful work of art and a monument to one man's crazy dreams.

Read more here.


Blogger Jin Ai said...

Cool! But out of wood??

1:21 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Oops, I meant the French Adventure.
It stopped at the parkour description!!

1:33 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

I stopped because it would have given away too much information about Book #3. I'll finish once that one's out!

2:17 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

BOOK 3! I have been desperately reading all of Scott westerfields wonderful novels (uglies, Pretties, specials, Midnighters trilogy,) so that i will not die of must-read-a-better-book-syndrome.

that is cool, but what IS IT with criminals building beautifl palaces? remember, the hippo mansion?

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Oh well. How much progress so far? :D
And sorry to keep bugging you about this, but when will ET come out in paperback? [I'm cheap xD]
I also just finished reading Hazel's award winning story-It was really great! The only bad part was that it ended too soon, haha.
I'm trying to write a story, but I just have this strange mindset that I can't write. :(
Oh well, some day...

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool! structurally unsound buildings AND a third book? By the way, what's the French Adventure?

6:41 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...
It's a series of blogs by Ananka about her trip to Paris and visits to the catacombs which she *cough* is working on.
Kind of like the Columbia Conspiracy.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Wow. That looks... like something out of a Miyazaki movie.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he LIVES in it? Sorry Kirsten, but I think he's not exactly the brightest man in the world.

Book #3!?! Thank you! I can't wait for it - when it it coming out??? I hope VERY soon.

12:05 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

I totally agree with you!!! I think this building is a piece of ART!! Oh, did you read the Post a couple of weeks ago about the Gambonis or Gambinis or something? They arrested a whole "family" of thieves, and italian gangsters. Unless the "...Post is just trying to sell papers..."-Ananka, Empress' Tomb.

PS: i went skiing for a week and am now trying to catch up. :D

2:02 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Why do people wanna take it down??? And Russia is really cold, houses don't catch on fire that easily.. BOOK THREE!?!?!?!? WHEN DOES IT COME OUT!?!?!?!?! (*A*)<8 Could you at least tell us what the title's gonna be?? o^-^o Thanks!!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

What did he do with the extra eleven floors?

I've always wanted to build my own house by hand. Now I know it can be done.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

That is definitly a work of art. I can't imajine why people would think otherwise.
Anounomous: A lot of artists are crazy. ; )

9:10 PM  

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