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Metro station "Technological Institute": history and features of the project

Petersburg metro, according to manyresidents and visitors of the city, looks like a huge underground palace. The very first laid down line of the St. Petersburg metro is the Kirov-Vyborg, or "red", branch, on which the only operating cross-platform city node is located - the metro station "Technological Institute". What is interesting about TechnoLock, what are its history and design features?

History of the station "Technological Institute"

Metro Technological Institute of St. Petersburg

The first station hall was opened in 1955 inas a conventional station with a single platform. "Tekhnolozhka" was a column station of deep laying. However, for 61 years its design has not changed. The only cardinal change occurred in April 1961. On that day, the opening of the metro station "Technological Institute-2" was held, to which the Moscow-Petrograd line was subsequently connected. This created a cross-platform landing node, which, nevertheless, did not immediately work at full strength - only two years after the opening, after the launch of the second stage of the "blue" branch to the station "Petrogradskaya".

Registration of the station "Technological Institute"

Metro Technological Institute

The achievements of Russian and Soviet science are the main andthe only topic that was chosen for the interior decoration of the metro station "Technological Institute". St. Petersburg, as a cultural capital, as if paying tribute to the scientists of the USSR and their most important discoveries. The Column Hall, designed by the architects A.K. Andreev and A.M. Sokolov, is made of Ural marble and decorated with bas-reliefs depicting prominent scientists in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Among them you can see the profiles of Bekhterev, Mechnikov, Pirogov, Lobachevsky and other outstanding scientists and researchers. In the second hall each column tells about the achievements of Soviet science. Among them there are dates, the launch of the first nuclear power plant, the first space flight and even the approval of the country's electrification plan.

The modern life of the metro station "Technological Institute"

Technological Institute metro station

At the moment, the total average passenger traffic"Tekhnolozhki" is 1 million 428 thousand 968 people per month. The station closes at 0 hours 28 minutes Moscow time, and opens its doors to enter at 5:40. All the halls of the "Technological Institute" are cellular operators MTS, "Megafon", "Beeline", Tele2 and Yota. Nearby are two well-known engineering universities - "Technological Institute" (the metro station was named in his honor) and BSTU "Voenmeh". Also close to the "Technological" is the Trinity Cathedral, which is definitely worth seeing and visiting the guests of the cultural capital.

Interesting facts about the station "Technological Institute"

  • At each modern metro station there are television installations for viewing escalators and platforms. The first such system was installed in Technological magazine in 1976.
  • The shortest transfer of the St. Petersburgmetro - the way between metro stations "Technological Institute" and "Pushkinskaya". It is only 780 meters. However, from one stop to the other, it is easy and quick to get to and walk on the ground.
  • "Technological Institute" is the first station,The lobby of which was built and rises above the government highway. Prospekt Stalin's name, now Moscow, has several entrances to the subway. The blue branch, starting with the Moscow branch and ending with the Technological Institute, runs along one of the largest highways in St. Petersburg.
  • In the first six years of the station's life among bas-reliefsThere were images of Stalin and Engels, but they were removed during the formation of the node and the construction of the transitions. Together with them, portraits of A.E. Favorsky and A.N. Krylov. Also, since 1995, the decorative scheme of the St. Petersburg metro lines has ceased to be updated, and later the decorative scheme was removed.
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