Omsktransmash’s Water Tower Classed As Cultural Heritage

20 February 2017 (14:33)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 20, 2017. The water tower, one of Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation’s Omsktransmash’s historic structures, was recently placed on the Omsk Region cultural heritage list, the company’s press service reports.

Following an examination by a board of experts, the tower was classed as ‘an important component of the city’s downtown historic architectural landscape.’

The tower hasn’t been operated for over four decades now and currently hosts one of the plant’s documentation center divisions. According to the structure’s technical specifications, the water tower for rail repair depots was commissioned as early as 1901 and was meant to ensure water supply for these. It also provided water supply for loco-repairing depots in the 1930s and the October Revolution Plant in the sixties.

The late nineteenth-century building is an eclectic construct, with pronounced Romanesque details.

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