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Georgian Building is Among The 12 most Absurd Soviet-era Buildings

Business Insider listed Bank of Georgia Headquarter building (Georgian Building) among the 12 most absurd buildings from Soviet-era.

American technology and business news website,described our famous building as it has been photoshopped.

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The Bank of Georgia headquarters (Georgian: საქართველოს ბანკის სათავო ოფისი) is a building in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was designed by architects George Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania for the Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR and finished in 1975. The engineer was Temur Tkhilava. This 18-storey building was acquired by the Bank of Georgia in 2007. From 2010 to 2011, a new main entrance and underground lobby were constructed, and its interior was completely renovated and now has a total area of 13,500 m.

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The “Monument to the Revolution” built in Croatia (then Yugoslavia) is an abstract sculpture dedicated to the people of Moslavina during World War II.

This building in Georgia originally housed the Ministry of Highways and almost looks like it has been Photoshopped. It’s now occupied by the country’s central bank.

The enormous UFO-like spiritual home of the Bulgarian communist party stands on a peak in Buzludzha, a mountainous part of the country.

On the inside the cathedral-like building has been abandoned, the roof is falling in, and the walls are covered in graffiti.

On the inside the cathedral-like building has been abandoned, the roof is falling in, and the walls are covered in graffiti.

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The Forum Hotel in Krakow, Poland, is another example of how 1970s communist architects simply couldn’t resist lifting ugly buildings off the ground.

The Makedonium is a memorial built in the 1970s to commemorate a revolt against Ottoman rule in the early 1900s, and it’s pretty bizarre.

In Chisinau, Moldova, this ugly 1981 circus is now completely abandoned.

In Chisinau, Moldova, this ugly 1981 circus is now completely abandoned.

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Bulgaria’s Shumen monument, built in 1981, is a strange and enormous concrete sculpture dedicated to the country’s history, with cubist figures hundreds of feet high dotted around.

‘The Motherland Calls’, located in Volograd to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad, is 87 metres tall — nearly twice the size of the comparatively puny Statue of Liberty (46 metres).

This radio building in Bratislava, Slovakia, took 16 years to build — mostly because it’s basically upside down.

This radio building in Bratislava, Slovakia, took 16 years to build — mostly because it's basically upside down.

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This resort in Ukraine combines two late Soviet architectural trends: Constructing things off the ground, and buildings that look slightly like UFOs.

In St. Petersburg, the Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics looks a bit like some sort of Satanist temple.

Another bizarre memorial was built in Bosnia by the same sculptor who designed Croatia’s.

Another bizarre memorial was built in Bosnia by the same sculptor who designed Croatia's.

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Sadly, some of the more impressive buildings imagined were never built — construction of the 500 metre-tall Palace of the Soviets was halted for WWII and never began again.

Sadly, some of the more impressive buildings imagined were never built — construction of the 500 metre-tall Palace of the Soviets was halted for WWII and never began again.

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