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A swimming pool? McDonalds? No, it’s the new Mariinsky theatre

Russian architects and critics have been voicing disapproval to Voice of Russia’s Alice Lagnado. Read their comments here.

Valery Gergiev will open the new palace on May 2, his 60th birthday.

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  1. Jack Diamond and Donald Schmitt did a fine job, by all reports, on the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. But their aesthetic always did seem to me an odd choice for the St. Petersburg cityscape.

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