The State Bank in Kyiv
The interesting history of State Bank in Kyiv.
Originally the office building of the State Bank of Russia, this is a unique architectural and historical monument of the city. A fine example of great architecture and ambitious engineering planning. Built in 1902- 1905, it was originally two stories and stayed that way until 1934, when two more floors were added. Incorporated into its construction was the latest natural air conditioning system which still works perfectly today.
The authors of the original project were architects Alexander Kobelev and Alexander Verbitsky, and the decorative aspects executed by Elio Sala and Fyodor Sokolov. In 1934 the architect Valerian Rykov was engaged to execute the additional floors in keeping with the existing Gothic and Romanesque style. The building of the National Bank of Ukraine has never changed its profile and has always been used for banking purposes. In addition to its exterior beauty, it also has magnificent interiors.
Today, this is the main building of the National Bank of Ukraine.
This article was published in the book Interesting Kyiv.
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