In St. Petersburg, completed restoration of the General Staff Building

A large-scale project to reconstruct the eastern wing of the General Staff, implemented in two phases over five years and more than 11 billion rubles has been completed. September 6 14m doors installed in the suite of the atriums of Staff, for the first time thrown open for visitors ..

  • Photo: Michael Severs fontanka.ru
  • Photo: Michael Severs fontanka.ru

The bulk of the restoration work in the building is completed. Over the past five years, "Intarsia" along with a second contractor — the company "Renaissance" — turning the former offices of the Ministry of Defense in the new museum space. During this time, the building was moved to the new concrete pile foundation, equipped with modern utilities and carefully restored.

  • Photo: Michael Severs fontanka.ru
  • Photo: Michael Severs fontanka.ru

 

In particular, the building was restored historic skylights Rossi, a suite of five courtyards of the General Staff is covered by a glass dome. At the entrance to it installed already become known giant 14-meter wooden door. The reconstruction project was developing "Studio 44" by Nikita Yavein.

In 2014, the year of the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage, in the building of the General Staff would have to move a collection of European painting of the XX century, and in particular the works of the Impressionists of the former Museum of Shchukin and Morozov. (It was around this spring all-Russian scandal broke. Transfer of more than 200 masterpieces in Moscow during a straight line with President Vladimir Putin invited the director of the State Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin Irina Antonova.) Are also in the General Staff will be new lecture and exhibition halls of the Hermitage, Faberge Museum, museum shops, galleries and cafes.

Customer reconstruction was the Ministry of Culture. Funds for the reconstruction of the Russian government in the form of a loan allocated by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The first phase has cost 4.2 billion rubles. The second — more than 7 billion rubles. General contractor for the second phase of work without competition went to the same contractors.

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