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Soviet Housing Blocks

Construction of large-panel concrete residential buildings in Latvia began in the early 1960s and continued through to the late 20th century.

Soviet Housing Blocks

Construction of large-panel concrete residential buildings in Latvia began in the early 1960s and continued through to the late 20th century.

Akmens Bridge

A bridge over the Daugava, built from 1955 to 1957. It is 503.12 metres long.

Vanšu Bridge

Vanšu Bridge was opened to traffic in 1981. It is 560 metres long.

TV Building

A 22 floor high office building at Zaķusala, Riga. The building was specially built from 1979 to 1986 for the needs of Latvian Television, which is still based there today.

Seaside Border Guard Tower

This border control tower was built during the Soviet era with the goal of supervising and guarding the coastline – primarily, in order to prevent the country’s inhabitants from escaping across the Baltic Sea to nearby Sweden.

Abandoned Army Town

The town was formerly home to Soviet military specialists, who serviced a huge, now dilapidated, radar facility. Its basic task was to monitor the air space above Western Europe.

Abandoned Army Town

The army town spans a total area of 45 ha. Since the destiny of the town remains unclear, no improvements have been made to either its technical buildings or territory.

Science Academy, Entrance

The building’s artistic profile bears an unmistakable resemblance to Moscow’s “seven sisters” – seven high-rise buildings that were built in the post-war period.

Science Academy

First built as a building for collective farmers in the so-called Stalinist baroque style, the building was later entrusted to the Academy of Sciences. The 21 floor high office building is considered to be the country’s first high rise building.
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