This is an artwork in the memory of more than 1 million people who died in the siege of 872 days of the city by Nazi troops during the Second World War. Ironically, Avtovo Station, Petersburg, built in 1955, is more alike than superficially with another famous symbol: the American Capitol. The Neoclassical domed roof rises above the station of grand marble columns and mosaics. The authors of the architectural design are Eugene Levinson and Andrew Gruska. The main architectural element of the artistic underground lobby columns are lined with decorative glass with Soviet symbols.
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The underground transport in many cities involves dirty places with low ceilings, pools, strange sights so that the individual wants to avoid. Such stations are not a destination. But in some parts of the world, they are surprisingly important works of art , great caverns with art, with beautiful architectural artifacts. Some stations are like museums, others are like in a science fiction film and others like ballrooms.
Public stations attract respect and admiration of commuters, tourists and even art critics. Many of the magnificent Soviet undergrounds, for example, were designed as "Palaces for the People", making investments they reach the royal opulence. Architects have used so much alabaster, onyx, marble and mosaic, that if you do not see the train occasionally, you think you've arrived in the Kremlin Palace itself. Here you can see some of the most interesting subway stations in the world.
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