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Posted by Toni on 3rd November and posted in Uncategorized

Looking at the red square in Moscow from the resurrection gate, so the upper trading rows are left on the square (at the time the State Department store, GUM is located there), in the distance you can see the building at Petrovka street of to the (“Russian abbreviation of Zentralnyj Universalny magazine”-“Central Department Store”), an of the largest department stores of Moscow. Until 1992 it was called Muir & Merrilies,”. The Scots Archibald Merrilies and Andrew Muir came in the first half of the 19th century after Russia and founded a trading company here under this name. GUM shopping centre looking at the red square in Moscow from the resurrection gate, so the upper trading rows are left on the square (at the time the State Department store, GUM is located there), the architect. Pomiranzew in the Jaren1889-1893 has designed.

This huge passage, a unique feat of engineering time, combines three lines of galleries, which are illuminated by skylight. After the establishment, it was one of the largest commercial buildings not only in Russia, but also in Europe. The facades of the trading numbers have been carried out in the Russian style: window frames, arched nffnungen, turrets. The glass vault of the inner galleries based on arc-shaped steel beams are particularly interesting. Shopping Centre to the in the distance you can see the building at Petrovka street of to the (Russian abbreviation of “Zentralnyj Universalny magazine”-“Central Department Store”), a the largest stores of Moscow and also attractions in Moscow.

Until 1992, it was called “Muir & Merrilies”. The Scots Archibald Merrilies and Andrew Muir came in the first half of the 19th century after Russia and founded a trading company here under this name. It was the first department store in Russia, a trading company for people from the middle class, where you could buy almost anything except food. In 1892, the Department store just opened its doors at the beginning of the Petrovka Street. You had better place for Einnen truly cannot find; Next door, the road of Kuznetsky ran most expensive shops. Close was also the spacious passage. the Department store in a great fire burned down in 1900 and 1908 a new delightful, was built in the same place after the latest of fashion built by the architect R. I. small building. Muir & Merrilies was after the revolution”afloat, and the Department Store received its current name when even the long-established Moscow still haven’t forgotten about the previous name.

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