The Centennial Hall
Updated: 7 days ago
Architect Max Berg designed this huge multi-functional building at the beginning of the 20th century to serve as a place for exhibitions, concerts, and sports events. At the time of the building, it was the most significant construction made of reinforced concrete, with a vast 23m-high dome.
The hall is still active and uses for sporting events, concerts, and exhibitions. When I visited, it served a cats display. Unfortunately, I made a mistake and bought a ticket to the show, even though I had no intention to participate in a cats' beauty contest. When you purchase a ticket to the small and interesting museum on the side of the building, they also let you get inside the gallery and look at the impressive dome. The museum is dedicated to the development of architecture, the history of the Centennial Hall, and the way they built it. Very nice.