Iron Fountain

Location: Gyumri, Armenia

Completed: 1982

Architect: Artur Tarkhanyan

Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

Large areas of Gyumri were flattened during the destructive earthquake that hit this part of western Armenia in 1988. The fountain used to be the centrepiece of the Polytechnic University of Gyumri campus that surrounded it and, when the 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit, everything in the area was destroyed except for the fountain. More information and photos of the Iron Fountain in Gyumri.

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