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RA unveils Tatlin's tower

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The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled a 1:40 scale reconstruction of Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealised monument to the third international

The 10.5m high steel structure in the Annenberg Courtyard was designed by architects Jeremy Dixon of Dixon Jones Architects, Christopher Cross, Christopher Woodward and engineer Sven Rindl. The tower will form part of the Royal Academy’s forthcoming exhibition, Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 which opens on 29 October 2011.

The original 1920’s design was designed to be a steel and glass structure some 400 metres tall- taller than the Eiffel tower. However due to material shortages and technical constraints the design was never realised.

Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealised monument to the third international

Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealised monument to the third international - model from 1919

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