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Tue, Aug. 17th, 2010, 12:43 am
sergei_arssenev: Russian-British high-tech architecture

Strolling around London, tourists admire the avant-garde skyscraper-“cucumber” 30 St Mary Axe ("The Gherkin") and the overhead cover of the BritishMuseum (BritishMuseum - "Queen Elizabeth II Great Court"). But only few of them know that this delight is aroused by the creative synergy of the two outstanding architects: the Great Russian engineer and architect Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov and the master of the high-tech architecture Lord Norman Foster. The famous British architect constantly uses the bearing lattice structures (lattice shells) invented by Shukhov in his masterpieces.

 Lattice shell of the skyscraper 30 St Mary Axe - "The Gherkin"

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