Bus stop at the Latvian Academy of Science

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The Academy of Sciences edifice was built after World War II, between 1953 and 1956, as a gift from the workers and peasants of the other Soviet republics to the Latvian people, and is decorated with several hammers and sickles as well as Latvian folk ornaments and motifs. Being 108 metres (353 ft) tall, it was the first skyscraper in the republic and at the time, one of the highest reinforced concrete buildings in the world.

The building, designed by Lev Rudnev, is a cousin to similar Stalin-era skyscrapers, which were representative of what became known as Stalinist architecture (sometimes referred to as Socialist Classicism). The architecture of the skyscraper resembles many others built in the Soviet Union at the time, most notably the main building of Moscow State University. Local nicknames for this building include Stalin's birthday cake and the Kremlin.

One can enjoy a magnificent view of Riga from the 17th-floor balcony (height of 65m) which is open to the public.
Or climb to the upper platform virtually - http://viewat.org/?i=en&;id_aut=2751&id_pn=9175&pag=1&sec=pn

Text from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvian_Academy_of_Science
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