This planned building was to have been taller than the Empire State Building, with a statue of Lenin on top taller than the Statue of Liberty. Sounds crazy? Imagine then the statue of Lenin with glowing red eyes as a warning to low-flying airships- and shiver. Fortunately there is too much ground water in Moscow and a swimming pool was built instead.
Another Soviet "utopian" -or nightmarish- project of the
1920s is described here:
Not quite as big- but in a way more avant-garde .
A scan from a 1999 negative - this plaque now appears to have disappeared