The Moscow Model pavilion at VDNKh will be open two hours longer, from 10am until 8pm, due to the large number of visitors who want to see the miniature copy of the city, Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his Twitter page.
The new schedule begins on 7 August.
The Moscow Model is part of the city-planning exhibition centre which opened in VDNKh’s Sirenevaya Alley last year. The model covers an area of 370 square metres. Today visitors can see about 20,000 buildings inside the Garden Ring and in places beyond it. In the northeast, the exhibit ends with Komsomolskaya Square, in the east with the Moscow Metallurgical Plant, in the southwest with the Moscow Youth Palace and in the northwest with the Belorussky Railway Station.
The Moscow Model is a 1:400 scale replica of the city featuring exceptional detail and relief: the clock on the Spasskaya Tower strikes at the right time and the buildings have bas-reliefs and panels. The buildings are equipped with an interactive lighting control system. All work on the model, which will eventually cover 925 square metres, is to be completed before 2020.