Komsomolskaya is a Moscow Metro station in the Krasnoselsky District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Krasnye Vorota and Krasnoselskaya stations. It is located under Komsomolskaya Square, between the Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky, and Kazansky railway terminals. The station was named for the workers of the Komsomol youth league who helped to construct the first Metro line. It has a transfer at the-same-called-station on the Koltsevaya Line.
Komsomolskaya was built using the cut and cover method, with construction beginning on 3 May 1933. Temporary bridges were built over the construction site to avoid disrupting traffic, especially the numerous tram routes in the area. To counteract the high water table, the station was built on 636 piles which were driven into the saturated soil.
The station was designed by Dmitry Chechulin, and a model of it was displayed at the 1937 Paris World's fair.
This station, with its arched yellow ceiling, is known for being equally beautiful and busy. Though this station was built in the 1950s, it shows influence of the Baroque style, with intricate medallions decorating the ceiling. Mosaics depict scenes from Russian history and historic weaponry.
Thank you Zoya for this lovely card. I had the good fortune of visiting this extraordinary station. But that was a long long time ago.