Luzhnetskaya Embankment to get a musical fountain

Luzhnetskaya Embankment to get a musical fountain
The fountain will dance to music and a laser show.

A musical fountain based on floating platforms and pumping water directly from the Moskva River is to be installed opposite the Luzhniki arena by 2017. Plans also include mounting music and laser projection equipment, according to the arena's press service.

The projections will be timed to music, showing Moscow's sights such as the Kremlin, the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, and the Moscow City towers. The fountain will only run at night.

The first show is due in 2017, by which time the renovation effort on the Luzhnetskaya Embankment, ongoing since spring of this year, will produce nice viewing spots. The area around the Luzhniki sports complex is getting a makeover for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup. The embankment is set to have six workout spots, modern LED street lights, benches and rubbish bins, along with 80 newly planted trees and 15,000 bushes.

“The renovation of the Luzhniki sports complex and the adjacent area is aimed at turning this place into the city's main sports hub, a new centre of citywide attraction. Our estimates put the number of people who will have an opportunity to do sport at Luzhniki at up to three million,” Moscow's Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov said.

The improvement work includes installing a splash fountain on the square alongside the multi-purpose swimming centre. The eight already existing fountains on Main Alley will be rebuilt.

Go to mos.ru to see the future look of Moscow's main stadium and the nearby area.

Mos.ru also has information on the city's most beautiful and unusual fountains.