Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Soviet Tashkent: Photo 1
The administrative city of the country is Lenin Square--oops! Independence Square (Mustaqillik Maydoni). Until the 1930s, it was Cathedral Square. Kadyrova describes it as "a "highly impressive spatial environment." The tower, begun in 1966 and finished in 1974 to a design by L. Adamov and others, was the Uzbek SSR Ministries Bldg. On the far side of the fountain is a Tiananmen-scaled plaza now bereft of its towering statue of Lenin.
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