Giant iron tree casts shadow over Russian government building


Architectural tourism has come to the remote Russian city of Kazan where a giant iron tree has been constructed as part of a government building.

The Ministry of Agriculture’s building in the capital of the Tatarstan region with the tree was designed to cast its shadow on the building’s lobby below.

The building, built by local construction firm Antica, is a nod to previous Imperial Russian architecture had a rich a diverse tradition, owing to the diverse peoples that makes up the country. Kazan is also home to Russia’s largest mosque.