The Central Telegraph, named for the Russian telecommunications company, is the digital hub of Moscow and is home to many of Russia’s high-tech companies. The building was built in 1927 and designed by Ivan Rerberg, who also designed several other iconic Moscow buildings, including the Kiyevsky railway terminal and the Kremlin Presidium.
The building has both modernist and constructivist features and unusual geometrical elements. The DI Telegraph space was originally designed to house equipment to send and receive wire telegrams and to provide other analog telecommunication services. The space had fallen into disrepair but was recently renovated and restored to its original state by the architecture firm Archiproba. The renovation, along with photographs, is described on the Domus Web site.
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