City Developers to Build World's Largest Scale Model of Moscow

"Moscow" pavilion of VDNKh, where the model is to be located.

The Moscow city government announced Tuesday that the capital's All-Russian Exhibition Center, or VDNKh, would become home to the world's largest scale model of Moscow by the end of 2015.

The 1,000-square-meter model, with a 1:400 scale, will outline the Russian capital in its finest details, according to Marat Khusnullin, the deputy mayor for urban development and construction.

"Residents will be able to see their home and workplace," Khusnullin said at a meeting of Moscow's city government, Interfax reported. "The model will be the largest in the world."

The model, which will be housed in the exhibition center's "Moscow" pavilion, will be set up alongside interactive maps that will allow Muscovites to monitor the state of the city's transportation, engineering and other systems.

Work on the project is set to begin in early 2015 and be completed by the end of that year, Khusnullin was quoted as saying.

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