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Soft Power in Moscow (2018)

An expansive park at the foot of the Kremlin helped drive a series of revolutionary improvements to the Russian capital.

By Stephan Zacks

The 1,600-seat outdoor amphitheater is topped by a climate-engineered glass dome to moderate temperatures in every season. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

At Zaryadye Park in central Moscow, a procession of Eurasian birch trees, grasses, and shrubs winds downhill from a glass-encrusted outdoor amphitheater that tops the new Philharmonic Hall, framing photogenic views of the candy-colored cupolas of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Continue reading Soft Power in Moscow (2018)