July 20 ОБЗОРНЫЕ ЭКСКУРСИИ ПО МОСКВЕ 12:00 - 13:30
THE HOUSE MOVED. THE HISTORY OF MOVING HOUSES AND MONUMENTS
If the leader says we need to move something, we move it! It is hard to say what was going on in the heads of Soviet engineers in 1936. Only one thing is clear, they accomplished the impossible: they dug up and moved several houses in the centre of the capital! During our tour we will talk about the general reconstruction plan of Moscow in 1935, and of course, we will tell you all about the amazing technology of moving houses.
During The house moved tour, you will learn:
Why did people start moving houses in the 20th century?
- Why were the residents still inside their apartments going about their lives during the movement of houses?
- How were the communication lines moved and whether were they moved at all?
- What did Tverskaya look like before and after the reconstruction of the 1930s?
- We will show you the preserved old buildings saved from destruction.
Meeting point: Monument to Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko on Kamergersky Lane