By the time they were introduced at the height of the cold war, the Soviet Union and its allies had long since gone nuclear.
It was a strategic decision, they reasoned, to ensure their nuclear arsenal remained capable of meeting any attack.
But the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev decided in the late 1980s that he wanted to extend the limits of Soviet nuclear power to include the West.
The result was a series of nuclear-capable ceilings, some of which were taller than the surrounding floor.
In fact, the ceiling tiles were designed by architects from the U.S. and Europe, who believed that the Soviets should never go through with building nuclear-armed ceilings, said Tom Shafer, a professor of architecture at the University of Chicago.
“The Soviet Union was trying to do something different,” he said.
“This was something that was so unusual that it was seen as crazy.”
The ceiling tiles came in many different shapes and colors.
One of them was so bizarre that it became a meme on Reddit, a website for sharing photos and ideas.
The ceiling tiles are often referred to as the “nuclear ceiling.”
“The Soviet government was so determined to go nuclear, that they were not prepared for the fact that this is a common element of architecture in a building, said Shafer.
They wanted to look like they were part of a nuclear arsenal, not something else,” he told Fox News.
But now, many architects say the ceiling is finally coming back.
At the center of the ceiling’s resurgence is a Russian company called Leningrad-based Leningradsky, which plans to install more than 20 million new ceiling tiles by 2021.
The company plans to use them in new and existing buildings across the country, including in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Olympic stadium.
The ceiling’s return is not only an aesthetic statement for the Kremlin.
Leningredsoy is also a major symbol of the city’s resurgent Russian economy, which is seeing a dramatic expansion as the population of its former Soviet Union shrinks.
Lenedradskaya plans to open a major retail store and a new restaurant in Moscow.
“It’s really a sign of how Russian society is getting stronger, how it’s coming back to the status quo,” said Shorter.
For Leningren, the new tiles are a way of reclaiming the Soviet past and restoring the city to a state of peace.
But for architects and designers, the idea of returning the ceiling to its former glory is a long way off.
Shafer and other experts agree that it’s far from certain that the ceiling will return to its previous glory, and some experts warn that it may take a decade to rebuild the ceiling completely.
“There are no guarantees that this will happen, and if it doesn’t, we may have to take a lot of risks to restore it,” said John Fagan, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the State University of New York, and a former head of the Architectural Preservation Office.
The idea of rebuilding the ceiling in the first place is something that most people, when they think about the history of Russian architecture, would be quite surprised to learn, said Fagan.
“In many ways, the city of St. Peters is like a living monument to the Cold War.
It’s very clear to us, because we have the history, that it is a very different place from when we were here.”
The Soviets have been building the ceiling for decades, but it is the height and the colors that have become a symbol for their nuclear arsenals.
In the 1980s, Soviet officials installed a nuclear bunker in the basement of the Kremlin to keep them out of danger.
In addition to the bunker, they also built a second underground bunker, with a total of 16 floors, with ceilings as tall as 120 feet.
The U.N. Nuclear Energy Agency also placed a nuclear-bunker in St. Peter, but the U,S.
has never been able to access the bunker because it’s located underground.
The U.K. installed its own bunker, which has not been opened to the public since 1998.
The United States built a new one, which was built in 1996.
The Russians have also installed a large number of underground nuclear reactors in the past, but they have not yet fully deployed the technology to the level of a full nuclear-weapons-capability building.
The Soviet nuclear-weapon-proofed ceiling is not a new concept.
In fact, it’s been around for decades.
It has been used in several other countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Britain, and Germany.
In the 1980’s, the Soviets built a nuclear power plant in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, which could generate about 30 megawatts of power.
After the fall of the Soviet empire