Famous building

The arch-belfry with carillon

Krestovsky island, Northern road, 15
Famous buildings
Years of foundation
Igor Gunst

An unusual belfry arch with a carillon consisting of 41 bells, towers on the western tip of Krestovsky Island, not far from the Yacht Bridge and the football stadium “St. Petersburg”.

The arch, designed by the Moscow architect Igor Gunst, was opened on May 27, 2002 in preparation for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.

At the 27-meter bell tower there are 23 automatic bells, controlled by electronics, and 18 traditional Russian bells. According to the creators, the carillon can reproduce up to 200 classical and modern melodies from baroque to avant-garde.

The author of the belfry project is Moscow architect Igor Gunst. The bells are cast in Holland, snow-white concrete for the walls was brought from Denmark. Constructions for hanging bells are made of stainless steel and covered with 1.5 kilograms of natural sheet gold.

Unfortunately, the carillon never calls - electronic equipment was dismantled 10 years ago. The backlight does not work either.

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