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Corner Arsenal Tower of the Moscow Kremlin

Work on the construction of the tower was completed in 1492 under the direction of Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. The distinctive feature of this massive structure lies in its wide and round base, as well as in its mighty walls. In ancient times, the Corner Tower was not only a defensive structure, but a spring of spring water broke in its depths, which would come in handy if the fortress was sieged.

In 1707, during the preparation of the Kremlin Fortress for defensive actions against Swedish troops, Tsar Peter I issued an order according to which the old loopholes of the Kremlin towers were expanded in they are equipped with guns.

Due to the fault of the French, who tried to destroy the Nikolskaya Tower and the Arsenal building in 1812, the Corner Tower was also damaged, but in 1816-1819 it was restored by the famous Russian architect Beauvais. At the end of the 19th century, it was decided to use the tower as a provincial archive. For this purpose, the interior of the building was redeveloped and other repairs were carried out.

Another name for the Corner Arsenal Tower is Sobakina. It had this name for three centuries since its construction. The most common version of the appearance of this name is the nearby courtyard of the Sobakin boyars. Another interpretation suggests that the tower received its name from the white-stone fortress, which was located in Moscow before the Kremlin. The fortifications were named after their builder Ivan Sobaka. The same explanation applies to the other two towers — [Sviblova] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/vodovzvodnaya-bashnya-sviblova/) and [Beklimishevskaya] ( https://kudago.com/msk/place/beklemishevskaya-bashnya-moskvoreckaya/) — which supposedly also bore the names of builders Fedor Sviblo and Fedor Beklimishev.

Work on the construction of the tower was completed in 1492 under the direction of Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. The distinctive feature of this massive structure lies in its wide and round base, as well as in its mighty walls. In ancient times, the Corner Tower was not only a defensive structure, but a spring of spring water broke in its depths, which would come in handy if the fortress was sieged.

In 1707, during the preparation of the Kremlin Fortress for defensive actions against Swedish troops, Tsar Peter I issued an order according to which the old loopholes of the Kremlin towers were expanded in they are equipped with guns.

Due to the fault of the French, who tried to destroy the Nikolskaya Tower and the Arsenal building in 1812, the Corner Tower was also damaged, but in 1816-1819 it was restored by the famous Russian architect Beauvais. At the end of the 19th century, it was decided to use the tower as a provincial archive. For this purpose, the interior of the building was redeveloped and other repairs were carried out.

Another name for the Corner Arsenal Tower is Sobakina. It had this name for three centuries since its construction. The most common version of the appearance of this name is the nearby courtyard of the Sobakin boyars. Another interpretation suggests that the tower received its name from the white-stone fortress, which was located in Moscow before the Kremlin. The fortifications were named after their builder Ivan Sobaka. The same explanation applies to the other two towers — [Sviblova] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/vodovzvodnaya-bashnya-sviblova/) and [Beklimishevskaya] ( https://kudago.com/msk/place/beklemishevskaya-bashnya-moskvoreckaya/) — which supposedly also bore the names of builders Fedor Sviblo and Fedor Beklimishev.

Work on the construction of the tower was completed in 1492 under the direction of Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. The distinctive feature of this massive structure lies in its wide and round base, as well as in its mighty walls. In ancient times, the Corner Tower was not only a defensive structure, but a spring of spring water broke in its depths, which would come in handy if the fortress was sieged.

In 1707, during the preparation of the Kremlin Fortress for defensive actions against Swedish troops, Tsar Peter I issued an order according to which the old loopholes of the Kremlin towers were expanded in they are equipped with guns.

Due to the fault of the French, who tried to destroy the Nikolskaya Tower and the Arsenal building in 1812, the Corner Tower was also damaged, but in 1816-1819 it was restored by the famous Russian architect Beauvais. At the end of the 19th century, it was decided to use the tower as a provincial archive. For this purpose, the interior of the building was redeveloped and other repairs were carried out.

Another name for the Corner Arsenal Tower is Sobakina. It had this name for three centuries since its construction. The most common version of the appearance of this name is the nearby courtyard of the Sobakin boyars. Another interpretation suggests that the tower received its name from the white-stone fortress, which was located in Moscow before the Kremlin. The fortifications were named after their builder Ivan Sobaka. The same explanation applies to the other two towers — [Sviblova] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/vodovzvodnaya-bashnya-sviblova/) and [Beklimishevskaya] ( https://kudago.com/msk/place/beklemishevskaya-bashnya-moskvoreckaya/) — which supposedly also bore the names of builders Fedor Sviblo and Fedor Beklimishev.

Address

pl. Krasnaya 3

Source

https://kudago.com/msk/place/uglovaya-arsenalnaya-bashnya/

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