The opportunity to live in a flat with an area of almost 200 square metres and premises for servants, car garages, tennis courts and even a shop seemed unimaginable in the last century. However, scientists loyal to the government were highly valued at the beginning of the Cold War. For this reason, in the middle of the 20th century, houses designed by Italian architect Giovani Ripa-Angioletto were home to loyal figures of science, art and culture. The beautiful turret had a practical function – it served as an antiaircraft intelligence area. The spire of the tower has been much liked by photographers and has attracted them to date. The building has become the central axis of the scientists’ quarter: educational institutions were installed around it and a library was built.