VTORAYA BEZYMYZNNAYA TOWER

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The Vtoraya Bezymyannaya (literally '2nd nameless') — an intermediate tower of the Kremlin’s southern wall— was erected in the 1480s between the 1st Bezymyannaya and Petrovskaya towers. In the 1680s, a massive quadrangle was crowned with a tetrahedral hipped roof, a watchtower with an octagonal hipped roof, and a weathervane.

In 1701 the tower had a gate, built earlier. In 1771 it was pulled down due to the construction of the Kremlin Palace and later rebuilt.

Inside the tower, there are two tiers of vaulted rooms. A cylindrical vault covers the lower tier; a cloistered vault covers the upper one. The upper quadrangle evolves into the hipped roof.

The height of the tower is 30.2 metres.

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