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Hidden : 07/23/2014
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LV: Slēpnis satur tikai logbuku, tādēļ rakstāmo lūdzu ņemt līdzi pašiem.

ENG: Cache contains only logbook. BYOP


Latvian Academy of Sciences:

The Academy of Sciences edifice was built after World War II, between 1953 and 1956, collecting the necessary financing from the newly established kolkhozes in Latvia and - as further expenses increased, collecting the finances as "voluntary donations" deducted from the salaries of Latvian rural population. Building is decorated with several hammers and sickles as well as Latvian folk ornaments and motifs. Being 108 metres (354 ft) tall, it was the first skyscraper in the republic and was the tallest building until the construction of the Swedbank Headquarters in Latvia (121 metres, 397 ft), and at the time, one of the highest reinforced concrete buildings in the world.

The building, designed by Osvalds Tīlmanis, Vaidelotis Apsītis, Kārlis Plūksne, is a cousin to similar Stalin-era skyscrapers, which were representative of what became known as Stalinist architecture (sometimes referred to as Socialist Classicism). The architecture of the skyscraper resembles many others built in the Soviet Union at the time, most notably the main building of Moscow State University. Local nicknames for this building include Stalin's birthday cake and the Kremlin.

The view of Riga cityscape is open for public viewing from the 17th-floor balcony (height of 65 metres, 213 ft).

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Panorama of Riga

Riga residents and visitors have an opportunity to see the panorama of Riga from the 17th level balcony of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. From the 65 metres high observation deck a wonderful sight to Old Riga, embankment and Pārdaugava (other coast of the river Daugava) can be seen.

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Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija:

Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija, abreviatūra LZA (līdz 1990. gadam Latvijas PSR Zinātņu akadēmija), ir 1946. gada 14. februārī dibināta nacionālas nozīmes nevalstiska zinātniska institūcija, kura apvieno vairāk kā 300 Latvijas Republikas un pasaules zinātniekus dabaszinātņu, inženierzinātņu, sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu jomā, kuras darbību finansē un atbalsta valsts. Atrodas Rīgā, Akadēmijas laukumā 1, Zinātņu akadēmijas augstceltnē. Kopš 1992. gada 14. februāra Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija darbojas kā zinātnieku korporācija saskaņā ar savu jaunizstrādāto Hartu un Statūtiem. Akadēmijas Hartu 1997. gada 23. janvārī apstiprinâja Latvijas Republikas Saeima. Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija pārstāv Latviju Starptautiskajā zinātnisko apvienību komitejā (ICSU) un Eiropas zinātņu akadēmiju asociācijā (ALLEA). Kā noteikts LZA Hartas preambulā: “Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija veicina zinātņu attīstību, veic zinātniskus pētījumus. Tā gādā, lai apzinātu, pētītu, izkoptu, saglabātu un nodotu nākamajām paaudzēm visu to īpašo, ko pasaules zinātnei un kultūrai ir devusi un spēj dot Latvija un latviešu tauta: nacionālo kultūru, valodu, folkloru, literatūru, sociālo un saimniecisko pieredzi. Tā pētī un saglabā Rīgas un Latvijas novadu kultūrvēsturiskās tradīcijas, apzina Baltijas valstu vietu pasaulē”.

LZA Mājaslapa

Panorāma Rīga

Rīgas iedzīvotājiem un apmeklētājiem tiek piedāvāta Rīgas panorāmas apskate no Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmijas 17. stāva balkona. No 65 metrus augstā apskates laukuma paveras burvīgs skats uz Vecrīgu, krastmalu un Pārdaugavu.

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[ENG] Fgnof, ~1,6z, zntargvp
[LV] Cbyr, ~1,6z, zntargvfxf

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