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Tower Astana Baiterek
Published: 30 march 2019

The monumental building “Astana-Baiterek” is one of the most famous sights of Kazakhstan. The images of this majestic tower can be seen on postcards or paintings; almost no one souvenir can do without the image of Baiterek. This beautiful and airy structure was erected in 1997, by order of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, wished to create a certain symbol that will represent the new capital of Kazakhstan - Astana. On an openwork construction was placed a ball made of a special type of glass that changes its color during the daylight hours. The diameter of this huge sphere was 22 meters and the weight was 300 tons. It was a unique experience in creating such a construction.Is it possible to imagine that such a huge ball was installed on a construction 97 meters high, after that the total height was 105 meters. The height of 97 meters was not chosen by chance - this was date of ...

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