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Sea Passenger Terminal

Categories / City Services/Transportation/Sea Transport

SEA PASSENGER TERMINAL (located at 1 Morskoy Slavy Sq.), is a closed joint-stock holding company, dealing with freight and passenger transportation between St. Petersburg and Germany, travel services and hotel business. The building of Sea Passenger Terminal built in 1973-83 by a team led by architect V.A. Sokhin, winner of the USSR State Prize in 1984, was constructed for Baltic Shipping Company (BSC) and at the same time served as a terminal for incoming passengers arriving by sea and a home base for the seamen of the Shipping Line. During the first years after its opening the Sea Passenger Terminal served international destinations of the BSC: motor vessels Simonov and Ilyich, ferries Anna Karenina and Estonia connected Leningrad with Finland, Sweden, and Germany. After reorganization of the BSC the building of Sea Passenger Terminal became municipal property. In 1997 Marine Terminal Closed Joint-Stock Company was set up instead of the former BSC, incorporating Baltic Transport Systems (freight and cargo-and-passenger traffic between Germany and St. Petersburg), Baltic Line Company (passenger traffic between Germany and St. Petersburg, travel services) and Fakel (Managing Company of Morskaya Hotel - the former home base of the BSC). The society has had a rental contract for Sea Passenger Terminal for six years, including the main building, five terminals (with cargo terminals) 720 m in length and auxiliary buildings. During the navigation season (about 140 days) Sea Passenger Terminal welcomes some 45-50 cruise ships. The Sea Passenger Terminal is an important element of St. Petersburg sea facade. Its walls are tiled with three dimensional siding, reminding one of wind-filled sails. The building is crowned by 78-meter titanium spire with a ship figurine on top. A hotel is situated in the three upper floors of the 7-storied building. There is a technical service area on the fourth floor, and public services are provided on the third floor. The terminal staff office space is on the second floor, and customs and border guard services are located on the first floor of the terminal building.

Reference: Полторацкий Е. М. И поднялись над площадью "паруса": Из истории создания Ленингр. мор. вокзала // ЛП. 1983. № 10. С. 14-18.

V. G. Avdeev.

Sokhin Vitaly Antonovich

Morskaya Slavy Square/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1

Полторацкий Е. М. И поднялись над площадью «паруса»: Из истории создания Ленингр. мор. вокзала // Ленингр. панорама, 1983

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