|This summer the renovations took place in
the wing of the Great Palace.
So on the left picture it is before and on the right- the half way to
The architectural history of the wings is rather
In the original project Rasstrelly drown only one top on the roof over
each wing's chapel. But deeply religious Elizabeth insisted on the
traditional Russian five tops, so it was changed.
The Great Palace was destroyed during the war. The base for the
restoration was the original project that called for only one top.
And now the history is repeating itself but only for the one of the
Probably for exactly the same reason: to use the chapel for religious
services (just a hypothesis)
However because the extra tops are only appearing over the one wing,
the Palace will loose its symmetry… But how mach do you love symmetry?