|A Wooden Giant Has Fallen|
|Written by David Eaves|
|Tuesday, 11 August 2009 11:22|
When I found out about Nikolai Sutyagin's incredible handmade wooden home early last year, I claimed (rightfully so in my opinion) that it was the coolest skyscraper in the world, so it's extremely depressing to learn that the Russian's creation was demolished earlier this year.
Above: Nikolai's home last year
The 13 Storey building, started in 1992 by the ex-gangster, was made entirely of wood and attracted attention from around the globe for obvious reasons. It was a work of art. The guy started building and just couldn't contain himself when he realised he didn't have to stop.
Well eventually he did, and late last year workers began to destroy one of the most intriguing structures ever built following instructions from local authorities. Here's the moment the top gave way.
According to Wikipedia, the entire building was demilished by February of this year. Such a shame.