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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Moscow, Rossiya, Russia en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1967 (creation); 2006 (destruction) en_US
dc.creator unknown en_US 1967 en_US 2013-01-25T19:01:24Z 2013-01-25T19:01:24Z 1967 en_US
dc.identifier 187629 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1735 en_US
dc.description View of the court; The Rossiya Hotel was a large hotel built in Moscow in 1967 at the order of the Soviet Government. Large portions of a historic district of Moscow, known as Zaryadye, were demolished in the 1940s for the original project. It was registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest hotel in the world. It remained the largest hotel in Europe up until its 2006 closure. The 21 story Rossiya had 3,200 rooms, 245 half suites, a post office, a health club, a nightclub, a movie theater and a barber shop as well as the 2500-seat State Central Concert Hall. The building was capable of sheltering over 4,000 guests. The hotel was adjacent to Red Square, its 21-story tower looming over the Kremlin walls and the cupolas of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The Rossiya Hotel officially closed its doors on January 1, 2006. Demolition of the building began in March 2006 for an entertainment complex loosely based on the design of the old Zaryadye district. The project is being overseen by British architect Sir Norman Foster and includes plans for a new, two thousand room hotel with apartments and a parking garage. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/22/2009) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; glass; concrete en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject business, commerce and trade en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.title Rossiya Hotel en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-R-M-RH-A11 en_US
vra.culturalContext Russian en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype hotel (public accommodation) en_US
vra.worktype mixed-use development en_US
dc.contributor.display unknown (Russian) en_US

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