Keywords Change this

Add this

Project timeline

1982 – 1983


Add this

Location Change this

Rose Revolution Square

Current state


Architect Change this


G. Potskhishvili


Article last edited by ziggurat on
May 31st, 2012

Andropov's Ears Change this

Tbilisi, Georgia
by O.Kalandarishvili Change this
1 of 2

Description Change this

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.


Posted by Guest | Friday, June 8th, 2012 | 08:44am
Reminds me of these strange statues in Ex-Yugoslavia
Posted by archibald | Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | 11:11am
Posted by ziggurat | Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | 15:28pm
Here they are...
Posted by archibald | Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | 14:27pm
But where are the ears? Very nice buildings from Georgia by the way. Great to see this on architectuul.

Register to join to conversation.