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Commission for St. Petersburg and Moscow Stone Construction

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COMMISSION FOR ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW STONE CONSTRUCTION was the state institution addressing the issues of urban planning and development of both capitals and other cities. It was formed on 11 December 1762 and was supervised by the Senate. Initially, its task was to define the boundaries of St. Petersburg and suburbs. In 1763, it held a contest for the best urban plan. According to the Commission projects, the regulation of small rivers' and canals' embankments construction, the formation of central squares' architecture ensembles was performed. In 1764-68, the Commission created the development plan the Admiralteiskaya's Parts, Vasilievsky Island, Petersburg Side, and the suburbs beyond the Fontanka River. The commission’s chief architects were A.V. Kvasov (until 1772), I.E. Starov (1772-74), I. Lem (1774-96). The Commission also elaborated development plans for Moscow and over 300 country towns nationwide. The commission was abolished in 1796.

A. A. Alexeev.

Kvasov Alexey Vasilievich
Leim (Lem) Ivan Mikhailovich
Starov Ivan Egorovich

Малиновский К. В. Комиссия о каменном строении Санкт-Петербурга и Москвы // Три века Санкт-Петербурга: Энцикл. СПб., 2001

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