Given that Sergey K and I comprise the judging panel for the Stalin Prize (new series), I thought I would offer some guidelines for the architecture section. You see, one of the advantages of being in East Berlin is that you are smack-bang in the middle of the some of best examples.
All you need do is head down to Karl Marx Allee, described by Aldo Rossi as ‘Europe’s last great street':
(OK, I didn’t take that shot, but I took the rest)
It’s suitably monumental, as with the Frankfurter Tor:
It also needs to be both solid and eternal:
With a suitably worn feel:
And careful attention to detail:
Above all, it needs the finger from none other than …
… Charlie M.
As an afterthought, a few examples of the kind of sculpture that would also win the prize: