Gostiny Dvor Arcade, Moscow

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The Old Merchant Court (Russian: Старый гостиный двор) in Moscow occupies a substantial portion of Kitai-gorod, as the old merchant district is known. Formerly accommodating both shops and warehouses, it was constructed of brick in the 1590s and underwent significant modifications from 1638–41. As the Russian capital expanded and the old structure became overcrowded, a new indoor market was completed nearby in 1665.Giacomo Quarenghi, the favored architect of Catherine the Great, in 1789 replaced those medieval buildings with a new shopping mall designed in a sober Neoclassical style with innumerable Corinthian columns and arcades. Several local Moscow architects including S. Karin, I. Egotov and P. Selihov supervised the actual construction. The first phase was delayed because of the death of Catherine the Great and was not completed until 1805. Osip Bove made some modifications to adapt to the slope in the area and to finish following Quarenghi's original plans in 1830.Subsequently, Quarenghi's structure went through many reconstructions. After the Revolution in 1923, the space was subdivided into offices altering the original design significantly. Recently a modern glass roof in 1995 was installed, when Gostiny Dvor was being converted into a fashionable exhibition ground. Nowadays, the edifice is used as the setting for fashion shows, business parties, and even Viennese balls. Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras were among those who performed at the New Year parties in Gostiny Dvor.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Sometime, maybe in the year 2004, I competed against companies in the international specialized exhibition of shoes, bags and accessories "MosShoes", which took place in the building of Gostiny Dvor. OK as though born for these events because the interior space of Gostiny Dvor universally for any events, trade fairs, exhibitions, expositions and fashion shows! And as an architectural structure, Gostiny Dvor surrounded by stucco columns, vaults of classic style with a glass dome remains the keeper of big historical events.
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  • June 2, 2017
    All exhibitions-SUPER! In this place are always unique events ... Nice is located under the arches of the Gostiny Dvor in sunny weather!
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  • May 10, 2017
    Gostiny Dvor is a large courtyard, stone enclosures which were built in 1590-IES and rebuilt in 1638-41. In olden times there lived merchants who came to Moscow to sell their wares. And stored goods. This is the prototype of the shopping center, right. Inside of course unbelievably beautiful. Worth visiting inside any exhibition.
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  • Great exhibition place. Polite security, clean toilets. Lots of space.
  • Beautifully restored historical venue just off the Red Square
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