Norilsk is a Russian city inside the Arctic Circle and is the northernmost city with over 100,000 people. It was founded in 1920. Because of industry, the city has common acid rain and contributes 1% of the world’s sulfur dioxide. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the band Pussy Riot grew up in Norilsk. The city has two movie theaters. One of them is currently playing Despicable Me.
And that weird apartment building stood alone in a field for a decade.
The old foundry down the street is finally being demolished. I made sure to do a little exploring before it’s gone.
“Modern Brass Foundry operated on the site from 1927 to 1958. The Modern Sign and Signal Company was on the southern side of the property from 1932 to 1937.” Dispatch
The house next to the foundry was built in 1900 and only owned by a few families over the last century. The building has been empty since 2014.