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1982 – 1983

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Rose Revolution Square
Tbilisi
Georgia

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Demolished

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Team

G. Potskhishvili

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Article last edited by ziggurat on
May 31st, 2012

Andropov's Ears Change this

Tbilisi, Georgia
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The concrete arches, also known as Andropov's Ears, were built in 1983 by O. Kalandarishvili and G. Potskhishvili in Tbilisi for an official visit by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. They were demolished after independence in April 2005 and the President Saakashivili inaugurated himself their destruction.
However, the foundations and some parts of the concrete arches are still visible today, because the complete demolition had to be stopped for static reasons.

Comments

Posted by Guest | 08.06.2012 | 08:44am
Reminds me of these strange statues in Ex-Yugoslavia
Posted by archibald | 31.05.2012 | 11:11am
B(r)utiful!
Posted by ziggurat | 30.05.2012 | 15:28pm
Here they are...
Posted by archibald | 30.05.2012 | 14:27pm
But where are the ears? Very nice buildings from Georgia by the way. Great to see this on architectuul.

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