How does the statue of Motherland
• How does the statue of Motherland
Get inside and climb to the top of it is not available to every visitor of the memorial. But I came to Volgograd specifically for this. Fascinate not only species, but the fact that you can visit in a place to climb through the insides of the great women. A dream come true, seemed like a pipe.
first show of what, what does our country has made, what it is inside, and then look out together from the hatch at the top.
In undress of the sculpture there is a small door. From it the engineer pulled ladders ladder, and we have a small group of four people have been hiding in the most desirable and the memorial room.
Technical data sculptures.
The sculpture is made of prestressed concrete - 5,500 tonnes of concrete and 2,400 tons of metal structures (without the base on which it stands).
The total height of the monument - 85-87 meters. It is mounted on a concrete foundation depth of 16 meters. The height of the female figure - 52 meters (weight - more than 8000 tonnes). The statue stands on the plate height of only 2 meters, which rests on the main foundation. This foundation height of 16 meters, but it is almost not visible - most of it is hidden under the ground.
The statue stands freely on the plate like a chess piece on the board. The thickness of the concrete walls is only 25-30 centimeters.
Inside the whole statue is made up of individual cells cameras like the room in the building. frame rigidity is maintained ninety-nine metal cables, are always in tension. All of this, I'll show you!
In this image you can see the compartment in which there is a fire extinguisher, and tension cables. Such cables pull together Ostankino tower.
Cables tightening the arms to the body, and the body stiffly vertical.
Fastening vertical cables.
Fixing ropes right hand with the sword.
In the tension wires with special sensors.
in a lot of different sensors. This, apparently, is set to crack.
And this design follows the fluctuations.
hole in the right hand.
No safety regulations anywhere. The images recall the lessons life safety in the school, which we are particularly not taken seriously, but bandaged head, I still know how to
A rare chance to get up the monument across the throat.
Welcome to your head, says the engineer Victor G. Safety Department.
In any forum Railways lucky enough to get great photos of the construction period of the monument.
The sword and a length of 33 meters and a weight of 14 tons, was originally a steel frame, steering titanium sheets. High "windage" sword caused its strong swinging in the wind - excessive strain resulted in deformation of the structure, an unpleasant grinding of metal sheets. In 1972, the sword blade is replaced with a frameless, made entirely of steel. A shorter, 28-foot, with holes for reefing and dampers for damping oscillations of the wind loads.
Done! The prototype of the sculpture was Valentin Izotov (according to other sources - Peshkov Anastasia Antonovna, a graduate of the Barnaul Pedagogical School in 1953).
Victor G. opens the door at the very top, and allows us enough to enjoy the view and take photos.
To begin, look around. View of the Volga River and the entire memorial.
Volgograd almost a hundred kilometers stretches along the river. Right overlooking the central part of the city.
On the left - Volgograd Steel Works "Red October".
Behind - a military memorial cemetery, and a little closer visible water-pressure tanks.
Earlier, they were used as systems for purification of drinking water in the city water system. These tanks - witnesses the harshest days of the war. In 1942-1943 years, they have been transformed into a giant bunkers. During the battle for Mamayev Kurgan served the Nazis as true bunkers: mined, with the concentration of a large amount of equipment, weapons. It was the most severe of resistance.
trestle bridge part of the dance.
The settlement "Tire".
The dome of the planetarium.