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Alexander's Belfry
Александровская колокольня

11 University Street
Kharkiv Ukraine

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1821
  Finished1844
Floor Count5
Building Uses
 - religious
 - monument
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - church
 - clock
Architectural Style
 - classical
Materials
 - masonry
 - steel
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Former height294 ft
Spire292 ft
Roof276 ft

Description
• Architects: E. A. Vasilyev (1821-1837) and A. A. Ton (1837-1844).

• In 1862 four clocks with bells were mounted (diameter 3.6m) on 5th floor of the belfry.

• The construction consists of 3.5 millions bricks and 64 t of iron.

• The base walls are 4 meters thick.

• Belfry took its name from the Russian Emperor Alexander I (1801–1825).

• Also used as the hall of the pipe organ.

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