First Stalinist skyscrapers

• The first Stalinist skyscrapers

Everyone knows the seven Stalinist skyscrapers (or, as they call them foreigners, Seven Sisters), who became the first Soviet skyscrapers and long remained the highest buildings in Europe.

The buildings started to build in 1947 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Moscow. Initially, the high-rise had to be eight, under the last even managed to lay the stylobate in charge, but later on it was built the hotel "Russia". Today, seven skyscrapers: MSU on Sparrow Hills, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an office building on the Red Gate, two houses (on the waterfront Tinkers and Kudrinskaya Square) and two hotels - "Ukraine" (Radisson Royal) and "Leningrad" (Hilton Leningradskaya).

The stars are present in only six of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building spire was too fragile and could not resist setting. All the stars of various sizes and shapes and are made of different materials.

First Stalinist skyscrapers

kudrinskaya square building. Height - 156 meters

Perhaps there will only a few people (a couple of industrial climbers, communications-feesbeshniki, several helicopter pilot and a welder E. Martynov), who happened to see the spiers and five-meter star Stalinist skyscrapers near.

First Stalinist skyscrapers

The main building of Moscow State University. Height - 240 meters

The guys from Birdseyeview - Sergey Shumilov Daniel Ananiev - decided that it is unfair, and photographed the stars with the help of a professional oktokoptera (a kind of drone) DJI Spreading Wings S1000 with attached camera Sony Nex-5R.

First Stalinist skyscrapers

Hotel Radisson Royal (former hotel "Ukraine"). Height - 206 meters

Daniel Ananiev, the pilot: "Drone - a radio-controlled model, which runs on batteries and is guided by GPS. It can fly for 20-30 minutes, rising to a height of 500 meters (the height depends on the location and weather), and can carry up to five kilos.

First Stalinist skyscrapers

Residential building on the waterfront Tinkers. Height - 176 meters

Drone flight from the land controlled by two people - a pilot, a control by the drone operator, who watches the picture and takes photos. With such devices, you can shoot almost everything - cottage villages, road rally, crowds of people at festivals. In some countries, using drones and thermal imagers are looking for people missing in the woods. There is even a separate genre Self, which is removed from the drone - "Droni".

First Stalinist skyscrapers

The building of the Foreign Ministry on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square. Height - 172 meters

My fascination with aerial photography began with a toy helicopter that crashed on the first day. But look at the city with a bird's-eye view very much. I have found amateur radio forum where discovered copter, studied them for a long time and finally bought a small geksakopter a GoPro camera. I immediately realized that it was mine. Soon GoPro capacity was not enough, and I ordered the copter for Sony Nex-5 camera. It was already quite big copter, for which the need was the second person operating the camera.

First Stalinist skyscrapers

Hotel Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya. Height - 136 meters

First Stalinist skyscrapers

Administrative-residential building in the area of ​​the Red Gate. Height - 138 meters