• Farewell Glass
Soviet architects have left us with a lot of different facilities. Some of them are ingenious, some even do not mind when the demolition. Last week, I was able to touch the structure, which I would have reacted to the genius of his time. And it will be demolished. So, perhaps, these are my photos will soon be history.
It's about the terminal B Sheremetyevo airport, which was built in 1964 and formerly known as Sheremetyevo-1.
The appearance of the main terminal building B is not remarkable, especially in comparison with more modern buildings Sheremetyevo Airport: a typical Soviet-box The Glass, functionalism and nothing more. In many Soviet cities erected similar. And Moscow's Vnukovo and Domodedovo did not differ much at the time.
There were filmed many scenes of Soviet films.
I fly not so long ago, so the passenger terminal that does not found. In recent years he took a relatively small number of domestic and private flights. The interiors seem to be nothing special, and not me, very reminiscent of some small regional airport.
commercial flight from Terminal B was carried out February 26, 2015, the company on the route Moscow-Sochi Center-South.
In Soviet times there was bubbling with life, it was almost the best shops and restaurants, because of which even specially came here. Perhaps the terminal building would be the ordinary structure of the Soviet period, which is not a pity to demolish buildings for a new and modern, if not for this round building landing pavilion, almost immediately received for his appearance nickname Glass. Glass since then and to this day remains a recognizable chip Sheremetyevo Airport. She starred in the movie repeatedly.
Glass Terminal connected to the air passage, the lower tier is glazed, the upper open. Transition takes place on the second floor, allowing the airport equipment and passenger buses move freely around the boarding hall.
And in this corridor heroes of the film "Adventures of Italians in Russia" passed passport control)).
The interior of the passenger room in the glass. On the occasion of its final closure is arranged a small ceremony for the narrow circle of guests and journalists.
Musicians sang something nastolgicheskoe, about how they would like in the Soviet Union. I was not on the road with them, so I went outside to inspect Shot Glass.
A glass during construction. Photo: Preobrazhensky, 1964.
Shot Glass surround balconies. From the balcony of the second floor of the passengers fall directly onto the platform, where they either walked directly to the aircraft ramp, or sit on the bus, and a canopy protecting them from rain and snow.
From about 1972 to 1974, on a wine-glass even it had two apron, and it was the first experience of using them in the Soviet airport. Very soon these jetways for some reason, was dismantled and taken to the airport of Tashkent, who was then a major interchange hub for international flights from North Europe to Asia. Apparently, it was necessary to meet the level.
There actually seen one of these boarding bridges.
A view of the parking lot of business jets. Glass of recent years were mainly used for such flights.
I take this opportunity (apparently, not only the first but also the last) climbed onto the roof of the Glasses. Large diameter 86 meters canopy keep guys. During installation of the farm from which the canopy is raised by two construction cranes, this method of construction was new and first time used in strotelstve airport.
The funny thing lens "fisheye": rounds the direct, round the contrary straightens. That circular roof structure became suddenly straight
In fact, the roof is such. And, perhaps, the most unusual roof, on which I had to visit)).
View of the terminal Sheremetyevo-2 and IL-96.
By 2018, on the site of the old terminal is due to open a new one, the train station and underground transport tunnel to the terminals D, E and the F, located on the opposite side of the airfield.
In fact, a glass design was not unique. The John F. Kennedy airport in New York four years earlier (1960), built much like planting for Terminal Pavilion №3. He earned the nickname "flying saucer." The plate was demolished as recently as in 2013, despite the protests of the public and the fact that just a few days before the demolition of the National Fund of the US conservation of historical heritage has made this terminal to your list of sites that are under threat of destruction.
While writing the post, the frame had to publish the "Kommersant", with whom I work)).
I do not like to abuse the Fish, but to be honest, for the sake of one of its frame, and brought with him. A glass of still wish I'd kept it as a memorial.