Sutyagin House

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"Sutyagin House", claimed to be the world's tallest wooden single-family house

The Sutyagin House (Russian: Дом Сутягина, Dom Sutyagina; also called Деревянный небоскрёб, "wooden skyscraper", or Соломбальский небоскрёб, "Solombala skyscraper") was a wooden house in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

The 13-story, 44-metre-tall (144 ft)[1][2] residence of the local crime lord Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin was reported to be the world's, or at least Russia's, tallest wooden house. Constructed by Mr. Sutyagin and his family over 15 years (starting in 1992), without formal plans or a building permit, the structure deteriorated while Sutyagin spent a number of years in prison for racketeering.

In 2008, it was condemned by the city as a fire hazard, and the courts ordered it to be fully demolished by February 1, 2009.[1][3] On December 26, 2008, the tower was pulled down,[4][5] and the remainder was dismantled manually[6] over the course of the next several months.[7] The remaining four-story structure burned to the ground on May 6, 2012.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Sutyagin House, Arkhangelsk, Russia: Standing tall., Wednesday 07 Mar 2007. (Includes photo)
  2. ^ According to other sources, 12 stories, 38 m, i.e. 124 ft
  3. ^ Ponomaryova, Nadezhda (26 June 2008). Гангстер-хаус: Самый высокий деревянный дом в России объявлен вне закона [Gangster house: Russia's tallest wooden house is now outlawed]. Rossiiskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Moscow, Russia. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  4. ^ В Архангельске провалилась первая попытка снести самое высокое деревянное здание в мире [In Arkhangelsk failed first attempt to demolish the tallest wooden building in the world]. Realty (Недвижимость) (in Russian). Moscow, Russia. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  5. ^ mihai055 (December 26, 2008). Сутягин, снос дома [Sutyagin, demolition of houses] (Flash video) (in Russian). YouTube. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  6. ^ В Архангельске разрушено самое высокое деревянное здание в мире [In Arkhangelsk destroyed the tallest wooden building in the world]. Realty (Недвижимость) (in Russian). Moscow, Russia. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  7. ^ От самого высокого деревянного строения в мире осталась груда мусора [From the highest wooden structure in the world was left a pile of garbage] (flash video and text). Channel One Russia (in Russian). Moscow, Russia: Web-службой Первого канала. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  8. ^ Так называемый "дом Сутягина" - некогда самое высокое деревянное здание в мире – сгорел в Архангельской области (in Russian). Радиостанция «Эхо Москвы». Retrieved 6 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 64°34′43″N 40°32′34″E / 64.57861°N 40.54278°E / 64.57861; 40.54278