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Wooden skyscraper may be pulled down
9.06.2008 15:18
Wooden skyscraper may be pulled down

The worlds highest wooden building, the house of Sutyagin in Arkhangelsk, is to be demolished according to the judicial decision.
      The famous 38-metre-high wooden house was built in the early 1990s, when a successful businessman Nikolai Sutyagin opened his own hotel.
      The hotel with all possible conviniences was designed to become the best private hotel in the city and was listed in the Russian Guinness Book as the highest wooden residential building in the world. Nevertheless, many locals think the wooden skyscraper is just a huge woodpile symbolizing the 1990s.
      In 1996 Sutyagin had to stop construction works, due to insufficient financing. Then the businessman was sent to prison and regained freedom only two years later. Thus, the wooden hotel is standing unfinished, while the local court ordered to pull down the building.


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