The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch of Moscow was built in 1829-1834 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bove’s designs in order to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The arch had been under construction for about 5 years and then an opening ceremony took place.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

In 1936, the arch was dismantled as part of Joseph Stalin’s reconstruction of downtown Moscow.

The photograph above was taken in 1940.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

They decided to build the arch over again in the middle of Kutuzov Avenue, close to the Victory Park in 1966.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

Assembling the Chariot of Glory on top of the arch.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The arch was examined in 2008-2010. Its condition was identified as unsatisfactory.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

It is currently under reconstruction.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

They are going to dismantle the quadriga and remove substances from its surface which destroy cast iron.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The quadriga have become rusty all over.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

They plan to complete the reconstruction of the arch by August, 2012.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

The Victory Park.

The Triumphal Arch Of Moscow

Kutuzov Avenue.

Location: Moscow

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