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A monumental building of the State Bank constructed in style of Florentine Renaissance is an architectural landmark at the corner of Theatre Square. Designed by Saint-Petersburg architect R. Holenyshchev in 1897–1900, it had originally two stories.
In 1932 extra stories were added to the building (designers — Academician O. Beketov and architect V. Peti), without changing its period features. The addition process was based on an innovative method of raising walls under the roof, which itself was being raised with lifting jacks as the blockwork proceeded.
The building, which was built specifically for the State Bank, has continued maintaining its functional purpose up till now.
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