Chet Smolski describes this building as a science research building of the 1920s. This building is part of Karazin Kharkov National University. The park from which the photo was taken is called Svobody Square or Freedom Square. The building is a prime example of Constructivist architecture. It features skywalks that probably derive from El Lissitsky’s Skyhook of the 1920s, although the buildings are not horizontal skyscrapers. When built it was the tallest skyscraper in the U.S.S.R. It was financed by order of Feliks Dzierżyński and cost 9 million rubles.
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Architecture, Modern -- Ukraine -- 20th century; Research facilities -- Ukraine --Kharkov; Architecture, Ukrainian; Litter; Constructivist architecture; Dzierżyński, Feliks; Derzhprom (Karkov, Ukraine); Freedom Square (Karkov, Ukraine)
Smolski, Chet; Serafimov, Sergei; Felger, Mark; and Kravets, Samuil, "Derzhprom or, Gosprom, or State Industry Building" (1978). Smolski Images. 9.
Gosprom, skyscraper, skyhook, Derzhprom, Kharkov, Freedom Square