National Geographic : 1943 May
Circular Office Building and Square Apartment Houses Make One Expect a Pentagon BuildingJust around the Corner atSverdlovsk This gleaming white St. Louis of the Urals is the junction of seven railroads. Its factories turn out electrical apparatus, machinery, and machine tools. Dynamo, name of a sports organization, appears on the office front. Sverdlovsk lived in modern comfort when boomtownMagnitogorsk had only tents and barracks.