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Moscow Metro (selected parts)

 
Author Solivagant
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#1 | Posted: 11 May 2008 16:40 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Full name of site: Moscow Metro (selected parts)
Country: Russia
Short description of site (also include multiple locations if applicable): A small number of stations selected for their grandeur and Social Realist art eg Komsolskaya, Mayakovskaya and Elektrozavodskaya
Criteria (cultural, natural, mixed): Cultural Criteria ii, iii, iv
Current status: Not on T list
Outstanding universal value / comparative analysis: Moscow Metro is a more than just another Metro not because of any particular engineering aspects but because of the circumstances in which it was originally built under Stalinism and the mixture of idealism and totalitarianism which it represents - demonstrated in the designs of its most ornate stations. These are "baroque" in their splendour and are totally "of their time" and culture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Metro

Author Assif
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#2 | Posted: 12 May 2008 08:37 
I support. Here I would say, as there are absolutely no examples of Communist monumental architecture on the whs list, that another more 'building oriented' site may be suitable in addition to the metro. But the Metro is still great.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#3 | Posted: 12 May 2008 09:03 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
have yet to see it myself but would certainly support. i will add some coments on the Communist Architechture page in relation to other aspects of tis debate

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