where’s the original?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #58
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It will be a matter of seconds to identify the movie from which the above screencap stems. But, believe it or not, the building at the left was inspired by a real-life one. Where is the original building located?
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  • Alexander Rabitsch Monday, 18th February 2013 at 10:04

    A TV-tower I guess ….

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 18th February 2013 at 12:12

      No, not a television tower, not at all, sorry. Where the fictional site is located within the movie’s story may give you a hint towards where to look for the real-life building :)

  • klandestino Tuesday, 19th February 2013 at 12:47

    haha..niiiice one..! I knew, I’ve seen it before.

    The real building is located in Yalta (Crimea) (btw there was held one of three conferences between the USA, UdSSR and UK called…tataaa…The ARGONAUT CONFERENCE (see Wikipedia).

    The Building called “Druschba” (amity) was a spa resort for the socialist accomplices

  • klandestino Tuesday, 19th February 2013 at 12:50
    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 19th February 2013 at 16:33

      That’s a fine visual memory you got there :) This is absolutely correct—congratulations! I’ll update the post accordingly as soon as possible.

  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 20th February 2013 at 09:24

    Nice piece of architecture! But indeed lookes like a burried TV-tower to me!

  • klandestino Thursday, 21st February 2013 at 16:34

    And btw: The architecture reminds me of the Panopticon

  • Mindflayer Wednesday, 27th February 2013 at 22:45