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Triumphal Arch, Moscow

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The third and the oldest surviving Triumphal Arch in Moscow was built in 1829–34 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bové's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It replaced an earlier wooden structure built by the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.The arch was built in brick and lined with ashlar. The columns and statues were of cast iron. A seiuga (six-horse chariot) was designed by Giovanni Vitali. The bilingual inscription in Russian and Latin ran as follows:The arch was dismantled in 1936 as part of Joseph Stalin's reconstruction of downtown Moscow. Vitali's sculptures were then put on exhibit at an architectural museum on the grounds of the former Donskoy Monastery. After the Second World War there were plans to rebuild the structure in front of the Belarussian Railway Station.The current arch was built to Bove's original designs in 1966–68 in the middle of Kutuzovsky Avenue, close to the Victory Park. An open space surrounding the arch is known as the Victory Square.
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  • I heard that this is the original, not Paris. I found nothing of óhhhhhhh, a beautiful monument, yields good pictures, but that's about it. What's great is that is victory Park, so if you plan to meet the Park, then the arc is very welcome.
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  • 看到这个凯旋门的时候,我走路已经很累了,但还是眼前一亮,不顾一切的冲上去拍照,因为他真的是太美了,在蓝天的映衬下显得高大宏伟,一定要来看一看啊 
  • Beautiful, powerful place energy beautiful views in all directions. just being close and reading her engravings memorabilia realize that went very much schedule with those times when it was built and what kind of heroic events predate its creation. Likely not the arch and works of architects and ordinary soldiers here that really cool.
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