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Main Department Store construction in Moscow

Shopping arcade on the Red Square in Moscow

Shopping arcade on the Red Square in Moscow

Main Department Store construction in Moscow. In the heart of Moscow, on the Red Square, there is an ancient building of the Upper Trading Rows of the Main Department Store in Moscow. This is the biggest department store in Russia, and an architectural monument of federal significance. The preparation for the Main Department Store construction in Moscow (GUM) began in the summer of 1888. On May 21, 1890 the representatives of the highest Moscow administration were present on the official ceremony. In 1890 -1891 the foundation and the walls of upper commercial rows were elevated, enormous upper commercial rows with their two buildings and entire underground street under the house, with the central heating and their own power station were constructed in short terms – for two and half a year.

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

Construction of new middle rows. Laying buildings in July 1891

Construction of new upper rows. Erection of medium outbuilding corps

Construction of new upper rows. Erection of medium outbuilding corps

Facade of the smaller building

Facade of the smaller building

Inside the store of the Sapozhnikovs

Inside the store of the Sapozhnikovs

Main lobby of Vetoshny Directions

Main lobby of Vetoshny Directions

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

Newly reconstructed Vetoshny direction

Red Square at the end of XIX

Red Square at the end of XIX

The Kremlin and Red Square

The Kremlin and Red Square

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

The upper rows. Main facade

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

The upper rows. One side of the transverse facades

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

third basement passage

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

Third passage in new upper rows

Main Department Store construction in Moscow

Upper rows before closing. View of roof, 1888. Facade on Red Square

Upper rows before closing. View of roof, 1888

Upper rows before closing. View of roof, 1888

Upper rows on Ilyinka street

Upper rows on Ilyinka street

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

Main Department Store in Moscow, our time

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