Over the last few weeks I have been researching layouts and planning for the city centre. Unfortunately getting 1:1 precision to the original city plans is next to impossible, as the city plans are most likely long gone.
However, by researching reference photos both old and current, and cross-matching with Google Maps and charts, and more, I’m able to complete this as close as possible to how the city once was.
The Palace of Culture ‘Energetik’
Pripyat City Administration
Before the accident, the Administration building housed the executive and city planning committee of the Soviet Party. In the years following the accident, it was utilized by teams handling radioactive waste and decontamination management, and was used until 2001. It now lays abandoned.