Mayakovskaya metro station

Mayakovskaya is a station of the Moscow Metro on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. It is in the Tverskoy District (CAO, Moscow), named after the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. It was opened on September 11, 1938, as part of the Sverdlov Square (now Teatralnaya) – Sokol section (second stage of construction).

In 1939, the Mayakovskaya station project received the Grand Prix at the World’s Fair in New York.

During the Great Patriotic War, the station was used as a bomb shelter.

On November 7, 1959, the second entrance to the station was opened from the opposite side of Tverskaya Street and Triumfalnaya Square.

Since the 1980s, the station has been an architectural monument.

In 2001, the station was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of local importance as one of the most valuable architectural objects of the city of Moscow.

Mayakovskaya is the world’s first deep column-type station. The station’s design is a three-vaulted deep column (laying depth – 34 meters). It was built on an individual project. Architect Alexei Dushkin designed the station.

The total width of the platform is 14.3 meters, and the length is 156 meters. Steel columns with a cross-section of 65×75 centimeters support the three station naves.

The columns stand on a longitudinal metal beam with a diameter of 1.6 meters, laid on a concrete slab.

Even though the architecture of Mayakovskaya belongs to the “Stalinist neo-classics,” some avant-garde details give it the features of the Art Deco style. The architecture of the station is light and graceful. The three-nave columned hall seems more spacious, although the width of the platform is less than that of other deep-laid stations.

For the first time in the Moscow metro, the columns and arches of the station are finished with polished corrugated stainless steel. The corner parts of the columns to the height of human growth are decorated with the Ural stone “eagle” (rhodonite); to date, a significant amount of the stones have been replaced by cheaper analogs. The steel structures of the arches are framed with inserts of dark gray marble-like limestone from the Georgian Sadakhlo deposit. The vault of the station is covered with white plaster.

The station’s vault is decorated with smalt mosaic panels placed in niches, made according to the sketches of the artist Alexander Deineka.

The Mayakovskaya station is located between the Belorusskaya stations on the northern side of the line and Tverskaya on the southern side. It is located on the territory of the Tverskoy district of Moscow at the intersection of Tverskaya Street and the Garden Ring.

The southern vestibule has access to Triumfalnaya Square, Tverskaya, Bolshaya Sadovaya and Sadovaya-Triumfalnaya streets. The northern vestibule has access to 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya, 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya streets and 1st Tverskoy-Yamskaya lane.

Ground public transport

At this station, you can transfer to the following routes of urban passenger transport:

Buses: m1, e30, 239, s369, s543, B, n1, n12

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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