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Ivan the Great Bell Tower (Moscow)

Ivan the Great Bell Tower (Moscow)

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower

 

Ivan the Great Bell Tower was constructed in Moscow in 1505-08 and designed by Marco Bono Friazin. In 1600 tower became tallest building in Moscow when tsar Boris Godunov added a third story to its structure reaching a height of 81m (266 ft). An untold rule existed for several centuries that no new structure will ever surpass its bell tower. It once housed a Tsar Bell (picture shown above) that is currently displayed at the base. It fell to the ground during fire of 1701. Today the tower holds 21 bells including Assumption Bell that weights 64 tons. It was traditionally used to signal the death of a tsar or an emperor with three long rings.

 

 


 

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