In the network, they showed how the Kyiv Sports Palace was built in the late 1950. Unique photos
The Kyiv Palace of Sports is the largest indoor sports and entertainment venue in Ukraine, having hosted the World Cup and even the Eurovision Song Contest. The stages of construction of this building in the late 1950s were captured by a photographer's camera.
Archival photos were published in the "Club of the Native Kyivan" community on Facebook. It was inaugurated on December 9, 1960.
"The end of the 1950s. Construction of the (Kyiv - Ed.) Palace of Sports (KPS)," the message says.
The published photos showcase different stages of the construction of the KPS.
The Kyiv Sports Palace is the largest indoor sports and entertainment facility in Ukraine, situated in the central part of Kyiv, at the foot of Cherepanova Hill.
Over the years, the KPS has hosted more than 16 World Championships, about 30 European Championships, 42 USSR Championships, 1 Eurovision Song Contest, 30 Euro Cups, 440 tournaments in 24 sports, 10 Grand Prix tournaments, 210 exhibitions and fairs, more than 4,000 concerts, more than 20 seminars and conferences on various topics, as well as ice shows and holidays.
Before the internet, the only way to obtain the necessary information was through so-called "information bureaus." Thanks to the network of these institutions, numbering 34 in different districts of Kyiv, residents of the capital found, among other things, the addresses of friends and businesses.
Old photographs remain perhaps the only way to see what Kyiv looked like in the early 19th century. Many locations that are now popular with residents and visitors of the capital looked quite different back then.