Suchov designed and built the first hyperboloid steel lattice tower for the All-Russian exhibition in Nizhniy Novgorod in the year 1896. The 25.6 m tall structure with a bottom diameter of 11 m and a top diameter of 4.3 m consisted of 80 straight steel angles and intermediate horizontal ring elements. The extremely light and filigree structure served as a water tower combined with a viewing platform and attracted the attention of the engineering community and public alike.