About 10,000 people have visited the detailed model layout of Moscow at VDNKh since it opened, said Sergei Lyovkin, head of the Department of Urban Development.
“This detailed model layout of Moscow can be considered a new tourist attraction. Both Muscovites and foreign tourist groups are interested in seeing the city in miniature,” he said.
The area of the layout is 370 square metres. Some 19,843 buildings in the central part of Moscow have been recreated in miniature. At present, the exhibit is bounded by Komsomolskaya Square in the northeast, the Hammer and Sickle Plant to the east, the Moscow House of Youth in the southeast and Belarussky Railway Station in the west.
The scale of the model is 1:400. It features a striking amount of detail and relief. The Spasskaya Tower clock strikes on the hour and the bas-reliefs and panels on the buildings are replicated. The buildings have an interactive lighting system.
In time, architects and modelers will add more districts and after the work is completed the area will increase to 925 square metres.
Sergei Sobyanin opened the Mosgradexpo urban development exhibition centre on VDNKh’s Sirenevaya Alley on 3 October. The exhibit is open from 11 am to 7 pm.