THE 1ST NAMELESS TOWER

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The 1st Nameless (Bezymyannaya) Tower is of quadrangular form peculiar to towers of the south Kremlin's wall. Built in 1480-s to the east of the Tainitskaya (Secret) Tower. In the end of XV-XVIth centuries it was a powder storage. During the 1547 fire, the tower was damaged by an explosion of the powder kept inside. It was overbuilt with a plane four-faceted marquee in the XVIIth century.

In 1770-1771, the tower was dismantled as well as the Tainitskaya (Secret) Tower. It was reconstructed in 1776-1783. In 1812, the First Bezymmyannaya Tower was blown up by the French Army and later reconstructed under the supervision of Ossip Bove.

The tower is 34,15 meters in height.

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