The Moscow City Museum shows the history of Moscow’s development, its high-rise construction – from the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Kremlin to the skyscrapers of the City.
From the 56th floor of the business complex “Empire” a panoramic view of the most large-scale projects of the past and future of the city opens.
You will learn all about how the idea of Moscow City appeared, how the architectural designs of skyscrapers have changed, you can view each of them in detail and take a look at the lives of the residents of the City.
Outside the museum window you can see an incredible utopian Moscow, a city of parallel reality, where the horizontal skyscrapers of El Lisitsky, the Palace of Soviets of Boris Iofan and other fantastic architectural projects of the 20th century are built.
To make you even more interesting, we have prepared several interactive objects:
Call the famous residents of the capital: Alena Doletsky, Valery Todorovsky, Gennady Khazanov, Alexander Filippenko – and they will tell you about their personal, nostalgic Moscow
Yuri Gordon’s maps
Author’s maps of Moscow from artist Yuri Gordon with colloquial names of streets and districts rooted in the lexicon of Muscovites
Panorama of Moscow in 1867
A unique historical picture taken from the highest point at that time point of the capital – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior
A window into a parallel reality where all the fantastic architectural projects: the skyscrapers of El Lisitsky, the Palace of Soviets of Boris Iofan and the flying houses of George Krutikov are embodied in life
Archive Moscow City
Two installations that tell about all the projects of the City – both implemented and remaining on paper
City through the eyes of residents and creators
Special window-eyes, through which you can learn the secrets of the City: see the photos made by the builders in the process of building the towers, see how the secret technical floors look or look at the City through the eyes of its inhabitants