Monument to the Third International

Model for Monument to the Third International
Vladimir Tatlin
1919-21

Designed to be built from industrial materials: iron, glass and steel. Tatlin’s model for his proposed Monument to the Third International envisioned a 400 m high tower constructed in a twin helix formation and made up of three rotating geometric structures. The first at grpund level was intended as a venue for lectures and congress meetings; The second was a central cone structure housing executive activities and rotating once a month; The third on the top level was then intended as an information centre and would rotate every day.