Parus Hotel

Location: Dnipro, Ukraine

Constructed: 1973-1987 (the project was never completed)

Architects: V. A. Zuev and V. P. Tovstik

Genre: Brutalist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

The project for the Soviet-era Parus Hotel in Dnipro was never completed and the property is currently abandoned. There are rumours that the place was once a hangout for the notorious Ukrainian serial killers, the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs who were two 19‑year-old local teenagers responsible for a murder spree in the city during June and July 2007. The pair, plus a third conspirator, were eventually arrested, tried and given life sentences for premeditated murder, robbery and animal cruelty.

Parus Hotel in Dnipro, Ukraine | Brutalist | Soviet architecture | former USSR

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