Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Tempest in a teapot. We all know the expression, which means the noise from nothing. But not everyone knows that in Soviet times in the Crimea was a facility where this same tempest in a teapot created. Of course, the correct structure is referred to the storm basin. That's just the pool this building does not look like. And it seems just on the glass. In which water is not poured in, and between glass walls. Upstairs are huge fans that create the storm. And inside the glass, at the bottom, turret ....

A kind of small water Collider, which many considered a strange and useless structure, covered with real and invented stories, which involve even dolphins, which run between the walls of "glass". And here filming the last film of Andrei Panin "Heterosexual major Sokolova" ...

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Crimea, Katsiveli settlement. Many people have probably seen the old tower with red tile roof and wind felled pole of the wind rose.

This is the tower, which are inside the cups for the production of storms.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

In the distant 50-ies of XX century the experimental basis of Marine hydrophysical institute was established here, which today is a branch of the Sevastopol Institute of hydro. There are, if I may say so, three major research facility - the instrument rock Oceanographic platform and a storm basin. Nearby there are still interesting geliostantsiya and one of Europe's largest radio telescope. And all this ... abandoned.

Storm pool was built in 1953 on a draft by Shuleikin - the founder of the new field of physics - the physics of the sea. Scientifically it is called Aerohydrodynamic channel.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

In front of the storm basin.

Installation, in fact, is unique. Pool built in the shape of a closed ring, so the path of the waves has neither beginning nor end, and the wind acts on them continuously all over, causing only the growth of the waves, just as it does at sea. Where the wind come from? On the roof of the 40-meter in diameter of the cup 21 is a huge fan, which air is injected into the channel between the cup walls. A little further on, I'll show them separately.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Pay attention to the anchor on the gates of the pool. One painted, second to none. White paint was left after the filming of "Heterosexual major Sokolova" Andrei Panin in the title role. It was his last film role.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

June 25 this year, released trailer for the film, which has scenes shot in the storm basin (the episode with 00.50)

Indoor swimming pool patio. Among the rusty structures collapsing glass cupola is located, built in neoclassical style by the architect Shchusev.

There were houses and research facilities for laboratory workers.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

A look at the pool from the entrance to the turret. Who openings gaping emptiness, and were once covered with thick glasses, some of which are still standing in place

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Entrance to the residential tower.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

A steep spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower, which offers a great view

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

View from the top of the tower in a glass storm basin. On the roof of the very huge fans visible. Their 21. Later we will go up to them too.

The outer ring diameter - 40 m, channel width -. 2 m, the height from the bottom to kryshi- 5 6m bottom, walls and roof of the channel are welded from steel sheets of 10 mm thick. Part of the walls in the sector with an angle of 60 ° is glazed, and in this area is convenient to observe filming and waves to the light. The bottom 2, 5-3 m channel filled with sea water.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

So glazed looks of the outside

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Behind the turret even further back to the Soviet Union of the 60s

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

only package and a bottle of glass remind us that we are in modern times

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

rise to the roof of the pool to the fans.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

The four nozzles, as if the iron fingers of the robot, go to the ceiling by the pool. Fans allowed to create wind speeds of up to 19 meters per second. As a result, one can obtain a sufficiently large wind waves in the pool: 1 up to 5 m, a length of 15 m and a period of up to 4 seconds.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

From the roof "glass" overlooks Mount Cat and oceanographic platform.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

It's time to get inside.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

remains in place sheets of glass. Many barely kept in their places.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Some of the glass was removed from the cells and they stand near the pool. The thickness of the sheets 15 mm.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

iPhone for scale

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

It looks like a glass for storms inside. The ceiling fan nozzle seen

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Once there were raging waves ... now calm and the bottom gradually filled with pieces of loose rust from the walls and roof of the pool

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Fan Nozzles

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

In one section lined with old window frames. It also left after the filming of "hetero major Sokolova". For these frames inside the pool in one of the episodes ran Andrei Panin.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

It is said that the pool even when his life was not in great demand, even though it was carried out and a lot of research in addition to hydro Marine Institute, Faculty of Physics of Moscow State University, Sukhumi marine scientific station of the Acoustics Institute, Design Institute of the Ministry of the Navy of the USSR and others. Some scientists say that they were not taken into account the centrifugal forces that inevitably arise in a circular motion and significantly affect the process of formation of waves, so the idea proved to be false, and the construction, popularly called seldetronom and stood costly monument of Soviet engineering.

Like it or not ... They know only scientists.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

It is rumored that in the storm basin ran even dolphins to some studies.

Personally, I can hardly believe this version, t. To. Or gateway to run here animals or gateway to reverse their selection does not exist.

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

Today, the need for storm basin is completely absent, t. To. There are modern computer modeling system, replacing the similar structures.

So worth it, slowly rusting, useless ...

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool

The unusual structure. In a beautiful location. On the ground doroguschy southern coast of Crimea. How long?

Factory storms or storm an abandoned pool