Great losses in interior design and architecture history
The Alvar Aalto library in Viipuri, Russia.
The library was originally drawn in the late 20’s but was completed in 1935. When built, it was on the Finnish side of the border but after WWII it remained on the Russian side. Damaged during the war it was left to further deteriorate, and among other things the innovative wood ceiling was destroyed. It has been repaired to some extent from -03 to -08 and is currently on several lists of endangered and culturally important buildings.