Another imposing abandoned soviet building. In 1831 Russian authorities closed Vilnius' oldest Jewish cemetery, which dated back to the early 15th C. The cemetery was destroyed in 1949-50 in the construction of Žalgiris Stadium, demolished last year. This building, the Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports, is one of just a few arenas remaning in this style worldwide. Opened in 1971, the palace was closed just 33 years later in 2004 after being deemed unsafe. There were plans to refurbish the building with a scheduled completion date as early as this year, for reopening in 2018, but from what I have read, plans have been slowed by reports of corruption and disagreement about the appropriate use of such a fraught space. It really is a tricky issue. I'll post some more photos of the inside later.
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Vi fortsätter på temat sommarstugor: "Ackerberg House" av Richard Meier, 1984. Ett klassiskt vitkaklat och Le Corbusier-inspirerat Meier-hus byggt på en trippeltomt precis intill havet på det som antagligen är världens dyraste driva av sand, Carbon Beach i Malibu. Glädjande att se att budgeten även räckte till den stora Picasson ovanför matbordet till vänster i bild.