At the end of the 70s, Kyiv architects received an order to design a building for the State Committee for Material and Technical Supply of Ukraine (Gossnab of the Ukrainian SSR). After the project was ready and approved, construction work began in the early 1980s. At the same time, the Tourist Hotel was being built a few hundred meters away. The construction of the tallest building in Kyiv at that time (27 floors, height 95 meters) lasted 17 years. They wanted to open the hotel in time for the 1980 Olympics, but they didn’t have time – “Tourist” was completed only in 1987. The situation with the accommodation of foreign guests was helped by the fact that there were already several hotels on the Left Bank: “Slavutich” on Rusanovka and “Bratislava” near Park Pobeda.
But the transfer of forces and funds to an unsuccessful attempt to complete the hotel for the Olympics, as well as the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, greatly influenced the deadline for the delivery of the building of the State Supply Committee of the Ukrainian SSR. The collapse of the Soviet Union was the final “nail in the coffin” of the almost finished building – the building only needed external and internal decoration, but work had to be completely stopped due to lack of funds. In the early 2000s, the building was tiled and glazed (the unfinished building belongs to Naftogaz of Ukraine), but that was all over – as of 2023, nothing has been done since then.
Where is the unfinished building on the Levoberezhnaya metro station?
Andrei Sheptytsky Street, 2