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Not only cultural heritage sites will be restored, but the park’s territory will also be landscaped.

The complex of buildings and structures located at the entrance to the Vorontsovo estate will be restored. The chairman spoke about the approval of the project for the restoration of gatehouses, entrance gates and bridge Moskomexpertiza Valery Leonov.

“The project envisages not only the restoration of cultural heritage objects, but also the improvement of the territory of the Vorontsovo estate. Here they will lay a path of granite slabs, equip a recreation area with small architectural forms, replace it with a new cobblestone, lawns and lighting, and repair blind areas, ”said Valery Leonov.

At the northern and southern gatehouses, Moskomexpertiza specialists will also replace the roof and drainpipes, install tin chimneys above the existing chimneys. They will clear the surfaces of facades made of brick, white stone and white-stone details, carry out restoration work, restore the seams of the brickwork, paint them and treat the surface with a composition with water-repellent properties.

They will also restore the entrance doorways, restore the historical structure of lintels with an arched top and a horizontal bottom. In addition, the walls, ceilings, floors will be renovated in the gatehouses, the attic floors will be insulated and repaired, new doors and windows will be installed that match the style of the buildings.

“In one of the gatehouses, it is planned to accommodate the employees of the park and security services, in the other to locate a tour bureau and a bookstore, where visitors with limited mobility will also be able to get,” added Valery Leonov.

The curved stone fence with a gate and two gates, metal elements of their doors will be repaired, the brickwork of the arch, pillars and walls will be renewed.

On the entrance stone bridge over the decorative moat, the surface of the white stone, including parapets and posts, will be cleaned, and the metal chains of the fences will be renewed and painted. The specialists will repair the arch of the bridge, restore the lost traditional stone pavement and partially lay a level covering for the convenience of people with limited mobility.

In addition, as part of the work on the preservation of cultural heritage sites, it is planned to carry out work on the modernization of engineering systems.

“Vorontsovsky Park is a favorite vacation spot for many Muscovites. And of course, the attention of the townspeople is primarily attracted by the beautiful architectural monuments that are part of the ensemble of the estate. Now a large-scale restoration is underway here. Our department has agreed on projects for future work, which will bring the historic estate in order. In addition, we will control the entire process of restoration, “- said the head of the capital

Department of Cultural Heritage Alexey Emelyanov.

The Vorontsovo estate is a unique monument of landscape gardening art and architecture of the 16th century, protected by the state. Its area is more than 40 hectares, on the territory there are former manor buildings, a cascade of ponds, an oak grove, as well as the Italian and Chinese gardens.

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