Hovering Bridge and Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Buildin

Hovering Bridge and Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Buildin
«Hovering Bridge and Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Buildin»

Early morning view from the new innovative park Zaryadye on people walking on hovering bridge over Moskva Reka (Moscow River) and Stalinist high-rise building on Kotelnicheskaya embankment in background.

The Zaryadye Park’s was opened by President of Russia Putin and Mayor of Moscow Sabyanin on Saturday, September 9, 2017, and came as part of observances commemorating Moscow’s 870th anniversary. The park includes artificial micro-climate areas with plants representing Russia’s steppes, tundra, wetlands, and forests.

The modern floating bridge spanning the Moscow River and its embankment without support became one of the highlights of the new park in the historical center of Moscow city, not far from St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square.

Residential building on Kotelnicheskaya embankment was built in 1947 - 1952 by the project of prominent Moscow architects Dmitry Chechulin and Andrei Rostkovsky. It is one of the two apartment complexes of the seven sister buildings, the famous Stalinist high-rises founded in 2 years after the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) to commemorate 800 anniversary of Moscow city. The main tower has 32 levels and is 176 meters (577 ft) tall. The building was intended as a housing for Soviet elite, academicians, scientists, writers, actors and other talented people.

Photo #149 taken on September 20, 2017

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