Novo-Ryazanskaya Street Garage

This garage is still used as such, and houses Moscow's Fourth Bus Park

Truck garage in Novoryazanskaya Street
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Novoryazanskaya Street Garage was designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov (structural engineering) in 1926 and completed in 1929 at 27, Novoryazanskaya Street in Krasnoselsky District, Moscow, Russia, near Kazansky Rail Terminal.

Steel roof of Novo-Ryazanskaya Street Garage
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The main building of this truck garage has a semi-circular form, with service workshops and office in a standalone building between the tips of a «horseshoe».

Horseshoe Garage by Melnikov and Shukhov
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Each of two levels could store 110 trucks; unlike Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, these had to be parked conventionally, using reverse gear.

Konstantin Melnikov, horseshoe garage, 27 Novoryazanskaya Street, Moscow
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Each tip of the horseshoe has a V-shaped protrusion with entry and exit gates set at an angle to the street line; this was supposed to simplify entry and exit from a narrow street.

Truck garage in Novoryazanskaya Street
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This garage is still used as such, and houses Moscow's Fourth Bus Park. However, since modern articulated buses are longer than 1920s trucks, present-day parking arrangement differs from Melnikov's efficient layout.

Useful Information

Novoryazanskaya Street Garage
also spelled Novo-Ryazanskaya Street Garage
and known as "Horseshoe garage"

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • 24/7, external observation

Contacts

7 Novoryazanskaya Street, Moscow