Zakharov told about new spire on the skyscraper of the Ministry of foreign Affairs

Work on the replacement of the steeple and the facade of the Central part of the skyscraper of the foreign Ministry on Smolensk square will be fully completed by the end of August. On Thursday, June 29, reported the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports the national news service (NSN).

“Color spire and restored part of the facade with the coat of arms of the Soviet Union matches the color scheme of the building 50 years. We are working for the roofing, installation of engineering networks”, — quotes Agency the words Zakharova.

According to her, in 2018 it is planned to start reconstruction of a 16-storey right extension.

In April, the Moscow state construction supervision reported that the replacement of the spire will be completed tentatively in may — early June, wrote online edition Old design, unusable, cut into Souvenirs.

Work to replace the spire on the building of the foreign Ministry of Russia began in September last year. Repair became possible after family of peregrine falcons that lived on the roof.

The building of the Ministry of foreign Affairs — one of the seven skyscrapers that were built in Moscow in the 1950s. the project Authors: architects Vladimir gelfreikh and Mikhail Minkus. In 1951, a member of the Politburo Beria (the curator of the building) ordered to change the upper part of the house. Experts had to install spire on an already finished building.