Shukhov Radio and Television Tower
Vladimir Shukhov, Moscow, Russia, 1922
DATE: 12/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões, addressed letter to President Vladimir Putin, concerning the Shukhov Tower´s threat of destruction:

Barcelona, March 2014

President Vladimir Putin

Dear Mr. President,

I wish to draw your attention to the perilous situation that is going on around the conservation of the remarkable Shukov Tower.

According to recent correspondences with Docomomo Russia, and the information gathered among all international forums with expression worldwide media, DO.CO.MO.MO. (the international committee for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement) painfully realizes that the Shukov Tower is under threat of destruction.

The Shukov Tower is a unique project and a masterpiece. The Shukov Tower has a very special place in the world as it represents the modernity of the exceptional technical and architectural Russian achievements. It is indeed a symbol of progress and innovation recognized all over the world.

DO.CO.MO.MO. International is aware of the concern that the present situation has produced in architectural and conservation circles worldwide. We fully support our colleagues from Docomomo Russia in their efforts to save the Shukov Tower.

Dear Mr. President, I wish to say as DO.CO.MO.MO. International Chair that the Shukov Tower is an irreplaceable masterpiece and we all know that the coming generations will enjoy sharing this unique legacy from the skilled Russian creators.

Yours sincerely,

Ana Tostoes
Chair, Docomomo International

Docomomo International strongly advices the addressment of letters to the President Vladimir Putin, trying to avoid the Shukhov Tower destruction.
Letter by E-mail:

The petition against the dismantling of the tower currently has nearly 10,000 signatures.
You can add your name to the petition here.

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Image: Shukhov tower in its current location. Credit: Natalia Melikova.