Hundred limes, antique lanterns and parking pockets.
The main street of Moscow – Tverskaya – is awaiting a large-scale reconstruction. Trees, lanterns reconstructed from the models of the 1930s will be returned here, and parking pockets for motorists are organized. At the disposal of the MOSLANT was the concept of Tverskoy’s improvement.
Reconstruction of the first stage – from the beginning of Tverskaya Street to Pushkin Square – is already being carried out by the architectural bureau West 8, known for its projects in Rotterdam, New York and Toronto.
This year the authorities of Moscow will hold an international open architectural competition for the development of the concept of accomplishment of the second stage of Tverskaya Street – from Pushkin Square to the Tverskaya Zastava Square, including the 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street. The winner will be determined by the end of the year. And the next year will be carried out work on the reconstruction of the second stage of Tverskaya.
What is the essence of the concept?
Tverskaya Street is an important transport and cultural object of Moscow. This, without a doubt, is the main street of the city. There are several important administrative buildings, many theaters, historical sites, lanes and squares.
Trees are lindens, a whole alley of 105 trees. From the impact of reagents and dirt from the lime roadway will protect a double curb total height of 40 centimeters.
Trees were planted in Tver in 1947 as part of the general plan of Moscow in 1935. In the 1990s, they were cut down, violating, according to architects, the compositional completeness of the street.
By the way, what did the old one look like, Tverskaya.
Source: RIA Novosti
Center of Moscow – Gorky Street (now Tverskaya). 1963 year.
Source: RIA Novosti
A view of the Central Telegraph building on Gorky Street (Tverskaya) in Moscow. 1970 year.
Existing tubs with trees will be preserved, however they will be moved a few meters so that they do not interfere with pedestrians.
80 special lanterns are recreated according to drawings and photographs by specialists of the Museum of the Lights of Moscow. In the new lamps will be LED-lamps, which shine brighter, but consume less energy. In the picture on the right – a lantern for the alleys of Tverskaya, and on the left – for the street itself.
In addition, on Tverskaya Street and several adjacent streets there will be all those amenities for the citizens who have proved themselves in other streets.
For passengers, these are new public transport stops: with wooden seats, chargers and Wi-Fi.
For motorists and taxi drivers – special parking pockets with granite power, which will not melt in the heat unlike asphalt.
For pedestrians (especially for low-mobility citizens), transitions will be made on the same level as sidewalks.
The main news for pedestrians is the expansion of sidewalks. It is achieved by optimizing the width of the lanes from the current 3.7 meters to 3.25 meters. If now the total area of sidewalks is 35% of the total area of Tverskaya, then after reconstruction they will occupy 45%.
Also on the street there will be new stops (with free Internet and charging), outdoor furniture (wooden benches), and in the future – a dedicated lane for public transport.
What will they do except Tver?
The concept provides for the renovation of Tverskaya Street (from Mokhovaya to Pushkinskaya Streets), as well as the Newspaper and Nikitsky Lanes and several adjoining areas, for example, the square near the Central Telegraph.
In Gazetny Lane, the roadway is narrowed, the sidewalks will be expanded (and tiled with tiles), and a linear parking lot for 52 cars will be built.
In Nikitsky Lane – the same as in the Newspaper. Narrow the road, expand the sidewalks, put new lights. The car places here will be a little more – 71 pieces.
Features of reconstruction
An important part of the new Tver – a combination of two types of paving. The sidewalk itself is paved with lighter tiles. And the buffer zone – the site separating the walking area from the road – is paved with dark tiles to create a visual border.
In addition, in the buffer zone, all road signs, street lights and trees are planted so as not to interfere with pedestrians.
In the alleys adjacent to Tverskaya, they will install wooden benches. They are comfortable to sit even in cool weather.
Earlier, the project “Active citizen” launched a vote on the city center improvement projects. Muscovites are asked to decide whether reconstruction of a particular street is needed. Let’s note, that inhabitants can not choose, what exactly it is necessary to make to authorities within the limits of works on updating of this or that street.
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