This is one of the best examples of
Moscow industrial architecture (54 x 167 m) and the first in a series of
garages built by Melnikov: a long parallelogram for parking 104 Leyland buses
in a herringbone pattern. The internal space is a projection of the outside. On
the main façade, decorative details, inscription and reliefs are important
elements of the composition. The façade is dynamic and complex, and in contrast
to the severe rear façade, its brickwork corresponds to the rhythm of the
interior, and is broken up by the high vertical windows and enlivened by large
round windows placed over the entrance gates.
This building was partly demolished
in 2001-2002 despite a national and international campaign for its salvation.
The roof and some of the metal trusses have been dismantled. It is currently in
the process of reconstruction.