Detsky mir shop
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In 2005, the building received the status of cultural heritage at the regional level."Children's World" (Russian: «Де́тский мир»; 2015 - "Central Children's Store on Lubyanka Square") - was built between 1953 and 1957 in the center of Moscow, on Dzerzhinsky Square (since 1990 Lubyanka Square). It was designed by architect Alexei Dushkin on the site of the Lubyanka passage over the subway station "Dzerzhinsk" (since 1990 - "Lubyanka"). The shop opened on June 6, 1957.
- In 2006, the owner of the building "Hals-Development" announced it's reconstruction. Because of the protected status only restoration work was allowed, it prohibits new construction in areas of cultural heritage.
- On July 1, 2008 the shopping center closed for renovation. Only the outer perimeter walls and interior architectural design are planned to be kept.
- On March 31, 2015 the building reopened under the name "Central Children's Store on Lubyanka". The historical name still belonging to the owner of the building, the trade network "Children's World.
The building after reconstruction
According to the company "Gals-Development", he recreated on the original architectural design of the Central Children's Store (Tzentralne Destski Mir na Lubyanka). Marble for decoration were brought from Koelginskogo deposit (Ural Mountains).
Stays from the original atrium 8 bronze lamps and marble stairs.
Monumental clock "Raketa"
The clock was created by the oldest enterprise in Russia, the Petrodvorets watch factory. The clock's mechanism weighs 4.5 tons and consists of 5000 pieces in steel, aluminum, titanium and gold-plated metal. The mechanism has an height of 13 meters and a width of 7 meters. It consists of 21 large gears and a 13 meters pendulum. The pendulum surface acts as aspheric mirror, creating an optical effect. The main mechanism of the clock is on the fifth floor.
It is the largest clock mechanism in the world and it is among the five largest mechanical clocks in the world such as Big Ben, the carillon of the Moscow's Kremlin, the clock on the "Clock Tower" in Prague or of the clock of the city of Ganzhou.
The clock was built in record time. Six months were necessary for the development and installation of the clock by a group of engineers from the watch factory "Raketa".
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