(From The Moscow Times)
With the construction boom that's overtaken the city in the last decade or so, it has become commonplace for builders to overlook the historical or architectural importance of a structure in favor of convenience or financial gain.
When they built new club Super Pooper, they tried to do just that, but they failed.
The owners of the club -- which opened across the street from the Kodak Kinomir cinema three weeks ago -- initially intended a total overhaul of 5 Putinkovsky Pereulok, but they were forbidden by local authorities to significantly alter the building's facade. This is not a surprise since the structure was designed by legendary 19th-century architect Fyodor …