Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mayakovskaya Metro Station

Built as part of the second stage of the Moscow Metro expansion, it was opened on September 11, 1938. For the first time in history, instead of having the traditional three-neath pylon station layout, the engineers were able to overlap the vault space and support it with two sets of colonnades on each side. This originated a new column type design.
If the triumph in engineering was not enough, then Alexey Dushkin's brilliant Art Deco decoration design was truly amazing. Based on Soviet future as envisioned by the famous poet Mayakovsky the station features graceful columns faced with stainless steel and pink rhodonite, white Ufaley and grey Diorite marble walls, a brilliant flooring pattern of white and pink marble, and of course, most of all are the niches of each of the 35 niches of each vault.
Ceiling mosaics will be featured in a separate blogpost.

Source: Wiki (EN)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good information and interesting picture...