Russia’s Oldest Power Plant on Raushskaya Emb. at Twilight
View from passenger pier of new innovative park Zaryadye on the Russia’s oldest heat and power plant on Raushskaya Embankment of the river Moskva (Moscow) at twilight in November month 2017. Paved with granite tiles the bank of the embankment highlighted with crossed blue and yellow spotlights. This month, in November 2017, Russia’s oldest operational thermal power plant marks its 120th anniversary.
The power plant #1 between Raushskaya Embankment and Sadovnicheskaya Street was laid in June 1896. According to one story, the facility was designed by architect Nikolai Basin and engineer A. I. Kolosov. Another story has it that the power plant was designed by Siemens & Halske in Charlottenburg, with Mr Basin providing the façade’s design. In 1906, it was rebuilt, and in 1930 was reconstructed, overgrown fashionable constructivist buildings received heavy-duty turbines and have since worked flawlessly, feeding electricity Kremlin in Moscow and a number of enterprises. It is the landmark of industrial architecture combining art deco and constructivist styles.
Photo #053 taken on November 08, 2017
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