Former Cable Car Station ‘Abashidze’
Location: Chiatura, Georgia
Architect: Vakhtang Lejava
Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR
Chiatura has been a mining town since the late 1800s when the largest reserve of manganese in Georgia (and one of the greatest in the world) was discovered in the area. The town’s cable car system was developed in the 1950s to improve man-management and increase productivity. The majority of the stations date from that period but some were added later in the style of Soviet modernism. More information about Chiatura’s cable car network.
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