The largest pool in the USSR, built on the site of destroyed Christ the Savior Cathedral
• The largest swimming pool in the USSR, built on the site of destroyed Christ the Savior Cathedral
The largest pool of the USSR.
In Soviet times, to develop and implement a number of interesting projects. One of the "Moscow" such was the swimming pool, the history of which is quite ironic example of the construction of the capital. Built on the site of the complex was the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, only he existed until 1994.
It was a large-scale project.
An area of 13 thousand square meters, the diameter of the water surface of 130 meters, the ability to take up to 20 thousand visitors per day - all swimming pool "Moscow", which became the biggest swimming area in the Soviet Union, as well as several years held the title of the largest swimming pools in the world. During the year, the entertainment and sports complex could see up to 3 million people. For the first 10 years of it redeemed more than 24 million citizens.
He was huge.
An important feature of the complex was that the visitors took the pool, even in the cold season. At a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius outside, the pool is heated to 34 plus! The complex was unmade beach, sauna, steam room, several children's pools and a snack bar. At the same time all this magnificence could serve up to 2 million people.
is open all year round.
Built pool "Moscow" was just 2 years. Work took place from 1958 to 1960. The architectural design was developed by Dmitry Chechulin. By the way, this man was the initiator of a high-rise building in Moscow. It is also known as the author of the key for the Soviet Russian buildings like the House of Soviets and the hotel "Russia".
Built on the site of the temple.
Built complex on the site of the temple of Christ the Savior, which was blown up in 1931, as well as on the foundation of the unfinished Palace of the Soviets, the construction of which has been frozen because of the outbreak of the Second World War. Complex existed before 1994. As a result, stresses Novate.ru, the pool was closed, and in its place was rebuilt the same church of Christ the Savior, which opened on December 31, 1999.