AZ Local: Metro All Stars – A Night At The Prom (1984) / The Metros
Minneapolis/St. Paul band The Metro All Stars (later changing their name to The Metros) were featured on Star Search, winning once before losing the following week. A Night At The Prom’s side one was recorded Live at The Prom Center. Side Two was recorded at Cookhouse Studios in Minneapolis.Released on Waterhouse Records and produced by Paul J. Moe.
I was turned on to them when they were called The Metros, After The Passion’s Gone from 1986’s self-titled disc is a classic New Wave cut. This record has garnered the most positive response with the people I shared it with. Produced by Tommy West and Warren Peterson it was recorded in Tennessee and released on MTM Records, distributed by Capitol Records.
Metro All Stars:
Andy Bailey – Keyboards/Vocals
Dusty Cox – Saxophone/ Keyboards
Andy Gauthier – Drums
Jody Hanks – Vocals
Danny Mangold – Guitar
Larry Stock – Bass/Vocal
Jody Hanks – Lead Vocals
Andy Bailey – Keyboards, Vocals
Dusty Cox – Saxophones, Keyboards
Danny Mangold – Electric And Acoustic Guitars
Larry Stock – Bass, Vocals
Andy Gauthier – Drums
Keyboards: Shane Keister & Tommy West
Drums & Percussion – Larrie Londin
Background Vocals – Nick Distefano, Thom Flora & Tommy West
Background Vocals – “Up the Ladder To The Roof”- The Voltage Brothers
Guest Vocalist “Promises” – Pat Lawless
Fairlight Programming – Shane Keister
Synclavier Programming – Steve Schaffer
Downloads all available on main page : http://azlocal. blogspot.com/
All new 2008 Recordings courtesy of Danny Mangold
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All New 2008 Recordings
New Metro All Stars Recording Courtesy Of Danny Mangold
“This came from a really bad board tape that I remastered with a kinda funny intro. It’s pretty cool…I think…” – Danny
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Fall Workouts – Minnesota Metro Stars Basketball
METRO STARS FALL TRAINING INFORMATION
We are excited to offer fall workouts for players entering grades 4-11 (Class of 2023-2030) to keep your skills sharp in advance of the winter season! Fall workouts are open to all players, you do not need to be a member of the Minnesota Metro Stars in order to participate.
Workouts will be held in the main/varsity gym at Eden Prairie High School on Saturday Sept 25 and Saturday Oct 9th from 1000-1130 AM. Players will be grouped by age and ability level to allow for competitive play.
Player check-in will begin at 940 each Saturday and cost to attend will be $10 per session (cash payable at checkin). We ask that players bring their own basketball and water.
To register for fall training, please click on this link: Fall Workout Player Registration
Please contact Ellen Wiese with questions about fall training: [email protected]
2022 Season Info:
Team Selection: Teams for the 2022 season will be formed based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, evaluation at August workouts/tryouts and performance during the just completed AAU season. Players that are offered spots will be contacted by the head coach at the age level.
Head Coaches: Ellen Wiese (2023), Matt Pryor (2023), Leah Szabla (2024), Alexis Garcia (2025), Ana Garcia (2026), Chris Robinson (2027), Marlon McCoy (2028), Brooke Torvik (2029), TBD (2030)
Practice: Teams will practice on average two times per week from late March until the conclusion of the season for 90-120 minutes a time. Most practices will be held on weeknights with dates, times, and locations set once the teams are selected. Weekend practices are possible when tournaments are not being held. Bloomington and Hopkins have been our primary practice sites in years past.
Team fees: Team fees for the 2022 season are as follows: 2023 and 2024 teams ($1295), 2025 and 2026 teams ($1150), 2027-2030 teams ($850). An initial $500 team fee will be due for all players by Oct 1st. The team fee balance will be due March 1st. Payment plans can be arranged as needed. The fee will cover everything except an AAU card ($16) and player expense to out-of-state tournaments. All players will get a gear package which includes a shooting shirt and backpack which will be theirs to keep at conclusion of season. Uniforms and practice jerseys will be turned in at the end of the season.
Tournaments: Metro Stars teams will play in both local and regional/national tournaments based on age level and team level of play. Our younger teams (4th-7th grade) typically play local tournaments starting in early April and ending in mid-June. Our older tams (8th grade and above) will play in a mix of local and regional/national tournaments that vary from season to season with a tournament season running from early April to mid/late July . Final tournament schedules for each team will be set by in early 2022 after teams are formed and head coaches weigh in on tournament schedules.
Questions about fall training? Contact Ellen Wiese at [email protected]
We are excited to offer teams for players entering grades 4-11 (Class of 2023-2030) for the 2022 Spring/Summer AAU Season!
If you are a PLAYER interested in becoming a member of the Minnesota Metro Stars for the 2022 season please register by clicking on this link: Metro Stars Player Registration (2022 Season)
If you are a COACH interested in joining the Metro Stars coaching staff for the 2022 season please contact Andy Meinhardt at [email protected] com
There will be a one time, $20 fee, that will allow you to attend as many workout/tryout sessions that you would like. We ask that all players bring their own basketball and a reversible jersey. Registration will begin 30 min before scheduled start time.
Tuesday Aug 3 (2023 Age Level): 700-815 Tanglen Elementary School (Hopkins)
Wednesday Aug 4 (2026-2027 Age Levels): 615-730 Bloomington JEFFERSON Activity Center
Wednesday Aug 4 (2024-2025 Age Levels): 745-900 Bloomington JEFFERSON Activity Center
Monday Aug 9 (2026-2027 Age Levels): 600-715 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Monday Aug 9 (2024-2025 Age Levels): 730-845 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Tuesday Aug 10 (2023 Age Level): 700-815 Tanglen Elementary School (Hopkins)
Wednesday Aug 11 (2028-2030 Age Levels): 700-815 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Wednesday Aug 18 (2028-2030 Age Levels): 700-815 Tanglen Elementary School (Hopkins)
Wednesday Aug 25 (2028-2030 Age Levels): 615-730 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Wednesday Aug 25 (2027 Age Levels): 745-900 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Thursday Aug 26 (2025-2026 Age Levels): 615-730 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Thursday Aug 26 (2023-2024 Age Levels): 745-900 Bloomington Kennedy Activity Center
Jody Hanks – Bio
A bit of my history and bands of the past . …
The Lap Stones
This is my first band – The Lap Stones, or The Stones as my 7th grade friends called us…
We wrote and performed our own material. Who could forget the big hits like:
“Love Is Kind”, “Pride”, or “Have You Been Telling Lies To Me Girl?”
We drove the Catholic girls crazy.
Here I am at 18, ready to move to the big cities – Minneapolis/St.Paul.
In reality I had no plan, just going where the wind blew me.
Got hired by a band out of east side St.Paul, called Raggs. Opened up for a lot of great shows such as
Edgar Winter Band, James Brown, April Wine and many others.
We would play The Cabooze four nights in a row, Wednesday through Saturday, and pack it every night.
Obviously the DUI laws back then were a little more lax.
Lot of memories with these guys… Buffalo and I went on to form the original version of the Bedrockers many years later.
The Metro All Stars
My next band, The Metro All Stars (aka The Metros) was probably not only my favorite band, but my favorite group
of human beings on this planet.
We appeared on the “original” American Idol – Star Search – and won one week, and were kicked to the curb the next.
Released two recordings, Night At The Prom and The Metros. Signed to MTM-Capitol records, toured throughout
the country playing our own brand of rock and roll and soul music.
I wish I had recorded all of the antics that went on inside our van on the way back and forth to the gigs.
Monty Python-esque humor had us forever falling down laughing. Very entertaining group of gentlemen.
Unfortunately we’ll never be able to regroup because we lost our beloved Andy Bailey.
The Original Bedrockers
The Original Bedrockers lineup. From left to right: Shane, me, Curly, Buffalo, Mark A.
Featuring Erik Fratske (Happy Apple) and Billy Scherer
Another version of Club Metro
Featuring Brian Gallagher (Prince, Taylor Hicks) Mpls, MN
Metro All Stars Livonia MI
At Feldman Chevrolet of Livonia, we’re in the business of lifting up the individuals and other incredible businesses in our community. In this Feldman Spotlight, we want to shine a light on Metro Cheer & Dance, the premier cheer and dance academy in the area. Read ahead to learn more!
The Metro All Stars Mission
Metro Cheer & Dance has been creating champions for more than 20 years. Since 1995, they’ve been providing cheer and dance instruction to girls and boys of all ages throughout the Metropolitan Detroit Area. They strive to create an inclusive and nurturing environment that encourages every child to meet and exceed their personal cheer or dance goals.
While the Metro All Stars are a competitive and driven cheer and dance team, they’re just as focused on personal growth as they are about teamwork.
What They Have to Offer
Metro Cheer & Dance offers a variety of recreational tumbling classes that help child athletes sharpen their skills when it comes to front and back walkovers, handsprings, standing back tucks, complex combination routines, and much more. These key fundamental skills lay the necessary ground work to help Metro All Star athletes excel in the many competitions this team competes in throughout the year.
On top of these tumbling classes and the Metro All Stars competition team, Metro Cheer & Dance also offers a handful of compulsory and technique classes as well as private coaching. These classes are designed to help you fine-tune the skills you’ve got, so you can continue to excel.
No matter what skill level you’re on, when you start at Metro Cheer & Dance, they go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. They encourage anyone who is looking to take their cheerleading or dance skills to the next level between the grades of kindergarten and grade eight to enroll.
Enroll at Metro Cheer & Dance!
As you can see, Metro Cheer & Dance is the perfect place to either kickstart your cheer or dance career, or to make the most of the skills you already have. Get a closer look at what they have to offer by visiting their Facebook today!
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Daily News Lacrosse Player of the Year
Not many attackmen were better in the state than this senior playmaker, who helped guide Franklin to its first sectional final and an 18-win campaign. Lazzaro tallied 101 points on 51 goals and 50 assists this season, earning EMLCA first team All-American and Hockomock League Kelley-Rex MVP honors. He finished his career with 141 goals and 131 assists. “Matt is the most complete lacrosse player to play at Franklin,” Franklin boys lax coach Lou Verrochi said. “He is a gifted goal-scorer and has tremendous vision.” Lazzaro will do a post-grad year at Deerfield Academy before heading to Penn State.
Barringer was as steady as they come this season, helping lead the Warriors to the Division 1 North final and finish 12-3. A senior, Barringer played both long stick midfield (LSM) and short stick defensive midfield, with his contributions in both positions helping him earn Dual County League All-Star honors. He is a three-year varsity player (no junior season due to COVID-19) who also played four years of varsity ice hockey during his time at L-S. Barringer, who enjoys fishing and hanging out with his friends in his free time, will play lacrosse at Washington & Lee University.
One of the most versatile and talented players in Central Mass., Carreras excelled for coach Matt Nofsinger’s squad. The T-Hawks made the Div. 2 Central/West quarterfinals and went 12-4. This senior, who could play both attack and midfield, if needed, notched 66 goals to go with 33 assists, earning Midland-Wachusett League A Player of the Year honors. “We wouldn’t have had the amount of fun or been as successful as we were if it wasn’t for Chris’s contributions this season,” Nofsinger said. Carreras is considering playing club lacrosse at Boston College.
This sophomore attack hit the ground running in his first season of high school lacrosse, helping lead coach Lou Verrochi’s Panthers to the Division 1 South title game and a record of 18-1. Davis racked up 69 goals and 38 assists, earning EMLCA second team All-American and Hockomock All-Star honors for his efforts. “Luke is an outstanding attackman,” Verrochi said. “He has a great stick, he’s a great finisher, an excellent feeder, rides all the time and is outstanding on ground balls. I’m glad to have him for the next two years.”
L-S’s offense often ran through this skilled senior midfielder, who helped lead the Warriors to the Division 1 North final and a record of 12-3. Donley notched 36 goals to go with 25 assists for 61 points, earning EMLCA first team All-American and Dual County League All-Star honors. A three-year varsity player, he plays club lacrosse for 3d New England and enjoys working out and watching sports in his free time. Donley will play lacrosse at Lehigh University next year.
One of the area’s premier long poles, Dooley always made his presence felt as a member of the Warriors’ talented senior-laden defensive unit. A captain, Dooley had 45 ground balls, 30 caused turnovers, and even scored two goals, earning EMLCA first team All-American and Dual County League All-Star honors. Dooley is a three-year varsity starter who also played basketball and was a captain his senior year during his time wearing L-S colors. He’ll be doing a post grad year at the Salisbury School in Connecticut before heading off to Cornell University to play lacrosse.
This former midfielder switched to attack mid-season as a senior and it paid off, as he helped bring more firepower for Bill Graham’s Clockers. Fish scored 27 goals and added 20 assists, earning team MVP honors. “Every player deserves a teammate like Nick,” Graham said. “Playing in the TVL, he proved himself against some of the league and state’s best.” A three-year varsity player, Fish also starred on the football field and hockey rink during his time at Ashland. He’ll be doing a PG year at Bridgton Academy, where he’ll play football and lacrosse.
Gregory capped off his career wearing D-S blue and white in style, helping lead coach Brian McLaughlin’s Raiders to a Division 3 state title. This senior attack recorded 111 points on 67 goals and 44 assists, earning EMLCA first team All-American, TVL Small MVP and team MVP honors. A three-year varsity starter, two-time league All-Star and two-time state champion, Gregory finished his career with 253 points and holds the school’s all-time points per game record. He plays club lacrosse for 3d New England and will play lacrosse at Bryant University.
LeBlanc had a real breakout season from his attack position for coach Nate Kittler’s Redhawks, who made the Division 1 South semifinals and went 14-2. The 6-foot-4 standout recorded 43 goals and 33 assists, earning EMLCA first team All-American and Bay State Conference MVP honors. “Colby has an extremely high lacrosse IQ and has the ability to take over a game at any minute,” Kittler said. Also a football and basketball player, LeBlanc plays club lacrosse for Laxachusetts. He is undecided on where he’ll play in college.
Coach Dan Norton’s crew was led offensively by this junior attack, who contributed vitally in leading the Hillers to the Div. 2 Central East quarterfinals. A 6-foot-2 lefty, MacDonald scored 48 goals and dished out 22 assists for 70 points, earning TVL All-Star honors for his efforts. “Owen was a strong leader on the offensive end for us this year,” Norton said. “He can operate from behind the net as a feeder and scorer and on the crease as a finisher. ” MacDonald, who plays club for Piatelli Lacrosse, is undecided on his college selection.
Perhaps the most versatile of L-S’s three long poles to make this All-Star team, Malone showcased his talents for the 12-3 Warriors, who made the Division 1 North final. A senior captain, Malone played defense, LSM and short-stick defensive midfield throughout the season, earning EMLCA second team All-American and DCL All-Star honors. He is a three-year varsity player who also starred on the football field and ran track for L-S. Malone enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his friends. He’ll play lacrosse at Lafayette College.
This senior midfielder had plenty of offensive help, but was the driving force in leading the Warriors to the Div. 2 Central Athletic Directors Association title and a record of 13-2. A captain, Woods finished with 60 points – good for second in Central Mass. – on 25 goals and 35 assists, earning CMass All-Star honors. A three-year varsity player, Woods also starred on the football field for the Warriors. He enjoys playing golf, hanging out with friends and going to the gym. Woods is committed to play lacrosse at Keene State.
2015 Metro East All-Stars
2015 Metro East All-Stars
2015 Metro East All-Stars
2015 Metro East All-Stars
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|Cole||Gnetz||Cretin Derham Hall|
|Bret||Huebner||Cretin Derham Hall|
|Zach||Lauzon||North St. Paul|
|Gus||Varland||North St. Paul|
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90,000 Subway for everyone: stars in the metro
Stars, as we have known for a long time, are also people. In ordinary life, they wear ordinary clothes, go to regular shops and even ride the subway. Moreover, not only Western, but also domestic celebrities descend into the subway, for whom unity with the people is less characteristic than foreign colleagues. However, traffic jams make everyone nervous and even force Nikolay Baskov to go underground. Let’s see who the paparazzi or passengers have caught in their lenses on escalators and in carriages.
Jessica Alba moves quietly using the subway
Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Moscow and took a ride on our metro. The car, however, was packed with press and bodyguards, but ordinary Muscovites and guests of the capital rushed to work on esclators and in the lobbies.
Nikolai Baskov was clearly in a hurry somewhere, once he decided on such a descent
Evelina Bledans corrects make-up like all of us
Anastasia Volochkova is also the Muscovite metro
Jake Gyllenhaal in New York constantly rides the subway
Konstantin Kinchev in Moscow also uses this mode of transport
Clare Daines waiting for the train
Bradley Cooper is waiting on the platform for his car and is sad
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson also did not disdain the subway
In due time Monlin
In due time Monlin
Keanu Reeves – constant an inveterate metro passenger.Still – Mr. Reeves is generally an unpretentious guy and even gives way to old ladies
Sarah Jessica Parker was caught on the metro just the other day. I was traveling with my husband and son
Blast from the past: Meryl Streep in the subway
Tom Hiddleston recently went to a performance among ordinary Britons in the London subway
N0003 Harris on the platform
Katie Holmes in New York also constantly moves using the subway
Hugh Jackman in New York does the same
Hugh also rode the subway in Moscow and even bought pies at the crossing
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman are regular subway passengers.They are clicked by both paparazzi and ordinary townspeople
90,000 foreign stars traveling in the subway
Luxurious cars, yachts, outfits for 100 thousand dollars and diamonds – all this is associated with stellar life. What about crossings, underground trains, and public carriages? How about the charm of the subway? Hard to imagine. Meanwhile, a huge number of foreign stars regularly go underground – without guards, outfits and make-up artists, constantly powdering their nose.Hollywood celebrities actually wear caps, type messages on smartphones, and love the subway. Because there are no traffic jams that interfere with the already busy schedule. Here they are, the stars of our selection.
1. Eddie Redmayne
After Fantastic Beasts, the already popular Eddie, who was nominated for an Oscar (and more than once), became a global star. But I haven’t changed my habits. He has been dating an ordinary girl for a long time, lives in a modest apartment, travels by metro, and regularly.Here he reads plays (the actor is famous for his theatrical career) or listens to his favorite indie rock.
2. Andrew Garfield
Charming Spider, whom many ratings recognize as the best Spider-Man of all, dresses somewhat rustic and punk in life, behaves like his boyfriend. Garfield not only rides the subway without hiding, but also eats in ordinary fast food cafes. Its in the board.
3. Neil Patrick Harris
The actor, comedian and showman from the shooting on the set rides the subway and in general has more than once confessed his love for public transport.This is where you can draw inspiration and discover new types for roles. But black glasses, nevertheless, save a little from fans who want an autograph.
4. Keti Holmes
One of the most well-read Hollywood stars, clever, beautiful Keti boasts a whole gallery of pictures from the subway. She doesn’t try too hard to show who she is, she is always dressed simply, with glasses and hats, but who is this deceiving? It is also known that she also teaches her child to the subway, and not to constant luxury.Keti regularly rides the subway, almost every day.
A lover of weed, alcohol and outrageous Ri is actually a simple girl. Having risen from the very bottom, she is still friends with classmates and peers of that period, often gives them gorgeous gifts, actively helps all the unfortunate, stands up for feminists, annually transferring millions to charity, travels to her native Barbados to participate in local carnivals and just walk, and generally picky.So in the subway, she goes down from time to time, especially when the schedule is tight.
6. Hugh Jackman
Athletic and active Hugh Jackman has hundreds of things to do every day, and every free minute he spends with his family and in sports. To be in time for everything, he travels by metro, and quite often with his children. Together, they are often spotted on weekends as their family travels on the subway to the park. Sometimes with bicycles. A couple of stations and they are in Central Park, rolling, eating ice cream and relaxing.
7. Bradley Cooper
The famous actor, fan of rock music and husband of Irina Shayk does not disdain the subway either. He looks very displeased, but on the other hand, you can’t always wear a mask of a good guy? By the way, Irina herself was not noticed by the paparazzi on the subway, but she willingly rides with Bradley on his bike. Apparently, the beauty loves to travel with a breeze.
8. Lana Del Rey
Lana is often considered an ephemeral creature, far from human worries and problems. It is so ethereal and does not fit into the framework of cardboard glamor that it creates a completely original style and music.But in life, the singer is very simple. She does not have a star disease, she calmly walks in public places, rides the subway, eats fast food and loves various shows on TV.
9. Sarah Jessica Parker
Like the heroine of Sex and the City, Sarah loves street style, fashion and the spirit of the metropolis. She goes down to the subway regularly, from work to shopping and back. She and her son rolls here. When traveling, he prefers to read gloss and voluminous novels.
10. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Just look at this romantic idyll.Adam and Ann met back in 2010, but the passion between them is still strong. To the point that lovers cannot contain themselves even in the subway, in full view, and like teenage schoolchildren smiling and kissing, laughing and hugging. This couple is already raising a child, but at the same time such tenderness in a relationship can only be envied.
As you can see, Western stars are constantly riding the subway, it helps them out during traffic jams and rush jobs. But even beyond that, celebrities are not afraid of public transport.Arouses sympathy.
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Creating a diagram of the Moscow metro lines 3.0
A task has appeared – on the new metro map there should be a new circular line. The project name is the Small Railway Ring (MKZhD).
We start with a studio sketch for 2025 (a slightly modified version of this scheme is probably familiar to the reader as a joint scheme of the Moscow metro and the ring railway).
The fact is that by about 2025 Moscow will complete the construction of the Third Interchange Circuit (TPK) – another circular line. It is permissible to call the Moscow Central Railway and the TPK symmetric relative to the first circular one: the Moscow Railway is displaced relative to it to the north by almost the same amount as the TPK is displaced to the south.
At the same time, both new circular lines interact with each other and the lines around them, intersect more than once – in short, the science of geometry tells us that it will not work to draw these branches with concentric circles and will have to break both of them, leaving just closed curves.We decide to prepare for the future in advance and bend the Moscow Railway in the way that it will be bent sometime.
On the other hand, the TPK will become a closed circular branch in 10 years, and before that it will open in small sections of several stations (for example, the Kakhovskaya branch is one of the already open sections). The Central Circle immediately opens completely and is immediately called a ring. It is more important to preserve the familiar appearance of the Moscow scheme. A broken branch around the ring, in aesthetics, loses just two rings.
We recall that in the last iteration of the schemes, most of them significantly increased their physical size (the alphabetical index disappeared,
the formats themselves became wider and taller, which is why somewhere white fields had to be added so that the scheme did not look too large in the car),
therefore, if something does not fit, then in which case we will push the branches wider. We quickly prepare a sketch and decide to draw the Moscow Railway in the form of a circle.
Geographically, the Moscow Railway extends far north from the center of Moscow.
In the first sketch, this feature was taken into account. This approach makes it easy to place a large number of stations between the Moscow Railway and the ring line at the top of the diagram, without creating holes between the rings at the bottom.
The option with the shifted rings is embarrassing, but due to the geography and the convenience of placing the stations, we first begin to develop it. To begin with, we go through the “wide brush” scheme, without going into details: we put the Moscow Railway and add new stations, designate key transfers, straighten the blue line inside the ring.
A rough sketch is needed to assess the big picture and see the most problematic areas. Despite the fact that the Moscow Railway will open only in the fall of 2016, at the beginning of the design of the ring railway stations we designate them as already open – the font size of open stations is larger than that of closed ones, and if you design a scheme with closed stations, then when they open, find a place for new ones. signatures will be difficult. And then just turn off the Moscow Railway Station.
After evaluating the sketch, we single out three main problems:
– the top of the Sokolnicheskaya line bends at the Moscow Railway and destroys the grid for constructing the circuit;
– very closely in the west, between the blue and purple branches;
– it is not yet clear how to separate Aleksandrovsky Sad and Ploschad Revolyutsii (the transplant at Ploschad has fallen off the green branch, and if you move it to the left, the inscriptions overlap).
We begin to save the west. To find a place for stations between the ring line and the Moscow Central Railway, we lower the blue and blue lines down. The stations are discharged, but the blue and blue lines are very close to the ring. With such a neighborhood, the Khoroshevo station signs both the Moscow Railway and the Filevskaya line, and Shelepikha also signs the Begovaya line.
Trying to solve these problems, we are moving away the metro lines. At the same time, we are looking for how to beautifully bend the blue and blue branches inside the ring.
Everything seems to be fine – the inscriptions are evenly spaced.But it is important to remember that the Moscow Railway is just being built. We turn off the stations and get a hole between the Moscow Railway and the blue line.
We rearrange the labels in a different way, not forgetting to find the optimal position of the yellow, blue and blue branches inside the ring.
It turns out the next version of the scheme.
It is bad, of course, that the center of mass has ceased to be in the center of the ring. And you can’t do it any other way, it seemed then. Above, where “Petrovsko-Razumovskaya”, there are so many stations between the rings, and below – “Serpukhovskaya” and just a couple of others.And, without changing the position of the rings, we continue to work.
The top of the Sokolnicheskaya line meanders for a long time, taking bizarre shapes. At first, it was bent at the inner edge of the Moscow Railway, repeating the geography, but in the existing grid of the scheme it looks very strange.
Therefore, we straighten the line, ending with a change to the “Open Highway”.
The solution is not like that – you cannot show a transfer from Cherkizovo to Cherkizovskaya that way. Therefore, we return the bend of the line, trying to make it “better”.
But when we turn off Yaroslavskaya, Belokamennaya, Otkrytoye Shosse and Cherkizovo on the Moscow Railway, reducing the font and making it gray, a hole appears outside the ring in this place, but inside the ring – everything is just as tight. Therefore, we pull out the end of the branch by inverting the order of the stations.
It turns out that the Cherkizovo – Cherkizovskaya interchange will not be located in a “warm” circuit, but will pass along the street. The designation for a street transfer – two circles with dots – is longer than the designation for a “warm” transfer, so you have to look for other solutions.
Finally, the line is right.
In the center, we decide to get rid of the bend above the star.
If you just smooth out the line and try to separate the “Alexander Garden” and “Revolution Square”, then you have to use cheat codes – turning the steering wheel and stretching the transfer.
Having gotten his hands on this, the designer returns the previous look to the transplants and begins to look for honest ways to place the star, “Alexandrovsky Garden” and “Revolution Square”. And it almost turns out, only there is not enough space for the star, and Okhotny Ryad breaks away from the line.
To return Okhotny Ryad to its place, we give the green line an additional bend.
We understand that this was not an important way to solve the problem. We refuse from the second bend of the green branch, moving the first to the left.
The green line drags the Tverskaya – Chekhovskaya – Pushkinskaya, as well as Belorusskaya, interchange and slightly changes the grid of the scheme.
This slight change in the grid and a few others that were not noticed during the struggle with difficult places subsequently lead to an unforgettable night before going to print.But we don’t know about it yet.
In the midst of designing, a request comes from the customer: to change the font to Moscow Sans, so that the scheme is made in the same style as transport navigation. Moscow Sans differs from Direct used in the scheme in the proportions of letters – the words typed by it are wider – therefore, changing the font entails a change in the scheme.
For example, to make “Pushkinskaya” in the picture below fit between the lines, we suggest moving the green branch to the left.After that, you need to slightly lower the transfer to “Belorusskaya” and decide what to do with the “Begovaya”. Yes, we still have “Kuznetsky Most” does not fit. And Trubnaya. And if you move the orange branch to the right? And so on throughout the scheme.
In short, changing the font is far from a day’s task. And the customer gives an extra week.
The design process is aptly presented as a GIF.
Having installed a new font and solved the main problems, we show the scheme to the art director.
Art director: The ring is a recognizable symbol of the Moscow scheme, and this beauty must be preserved.Therefore, the rings must be aligned with each other.
By the next morning, we are preparing three schemes to evaluate the options and choose the best one.
The art director immediately crosses out the option with a truncated ring – a flat tire cannot be a symbol of the Moscow metro. The displaced rings were rejected yesterday. Aligned rings wins. But there is a problem with them: at the top, where Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, the space between the rings is clogged with stations, and on the opposite side, where Serpukhovskaya, is so empty that even a hippo fits.
We fill the void by moving “Nagatinskaya” and “Nagornaya” inside the ring. We believe that as a temporary solution for a few months is quite normal, but we mark ourselves as homework for the future.
On the night before the print run, an idea flies in to correct the grid.
It becomes clear that the night will be long and unforgettable. We take a break, pour tea and redraw the diagram. By the morning, the scheme straightens its shoulders, takes in air with a deep chest and is completely transformed.
In the previous version, the bow was hidden in the river.
In diagram 3.0, it is tied to the ribbon of the river.
While we are preparing the announcement, we receive news of the opening of three stations: Technopark, Rumyantsevo and Salaryevo. By the opening of “Salaryev” it is necessary to make changes to the scheme:
– Move “Nagatinskaya” and “Nagornaya” outside the Moscow Railway;
– Rename the Moscow Railway to the Second ring road;
– add “Sevastopolskiy prospect” to the Second ring road.
There is a little more time to add stations, at the same time we have time to do a little work on the roughness.
Transplant “Polezhaevskaya” – “Horoshevo” differed from others in length.
Physically, it is the longest – 850 meters. But on the diagram there are two types of transfers to the Second Circle Line: in the “warm” circuit and on the street. There are no length gradations. It was a compromise due to the tight development schedule.
In the first versions of the scheme with offset rings, there was enough room for five stations with two transfers.
At one time we thought that there was no need to show transplants longer than 300 meters.And at the intersection of the Second ring road with the seventh line, there were no changes. No need to huddle, we arrange the stations freely, and the result is beauty.
Later we learn that such transplants must be shown. This means the emergence of connections “Khoroshevo” – “Polezhaevskaya” and “Khodynka” – “Oktyabrskoye Pole” again. And between them you need to shove “Novopeschanaya”.
Although the transplants are at different angles, everything seems to be fine. All five stations are not bad, the blue lines do not press on the inscription. However, in this situation, “Volokolamskaya” climbs on the green line – a lot of honor for the station under construction.
But everything is solvable: we breed Shchukinskaya and Spartak in order to stage Volokolamskaya, and we put Novopeschanaya over Khoroshevo.
But after a sleepless night with a redrawing of the scheme, the stations are getting very crowded, especially “Novopeschanaya”.
And so, to give her a breath, you have to stretch the transplant.
Back to the present
We found a way to shorten the ill-fated transfer.
We also correct the top of the diagram.We arrange the guys in a communal apartment named after “Petrovsko-Razumovskaya” and turn up the monorail in order to place stations on both sides of the Sokolnicheskaya line in the vacant space.
Having dealt with this, we proceed to moving the stations. At first, it seems that moving and adding a new station to a schematic that was designed with different requirements would open a portal to hell. At first, they just moved the stations. It turned out not as bad as it seemed.
To place all the stations, carefully draw out the southern lines.But a little – the scheme should remain within the format. It remains to figure out how to organically fill the resulting space.
We still refuse unnecessary inscriptions.
While the diagram is waiting to be printed, the Universe is sending us new icons.
The art director suggests filling in the void at the bottom of the rings with a contoured metro logo.
Or the signature of the Moscow River?
No, just keep the outline logo there for now.
90,000 New Moscow metro layout causes controversial assessment
Meanwhile, the new “map” of the metropolitan subway is difficult to confuse with the old version, because there are many differences in it.For example, in addition to the new design of metro lines, there is an alphabetical index of all stations on the left, and in two languages - Russian and English. The lines are numbered and highlighted.
“It is very convenient that the names of the stations are in large print and the Kremlin is marked with a red star,” one of the passengers in the car shared her opinion.
At the same time, she also noted the shortcomings of the new scheme. “The font of the stations in the index is very small – you can’t make out anything. Especially when the car is shaking.For whom do they write? “, The woman complained.
In addition, among the innovations on the map, it is worth noting the QR-code, icons that prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, posting ads and video filming in the Moscow metro. At the same time, there is an icon on the diagram that allows you to take pictures in the subway. Below is the subway opening hours – from 6 am to 1 am. All this information is also duplicated for the guests of the capital in English. The number of the round-the-clock metro hotline is indicated in large print.At the same time, the rules for using the Moscow metro were always placed next to the old scheme – in the text version in small print and point by point, in the new scheme these are not observed.
The new scheme is not immediately noticed
In the morning rush hour, not all passengers in the crowd, of course, managed to notice that a new scheme appeared in the cars from today. Many of them during the trip read books, newspapers, listen to music and do not pay attention to the scheme at all.
“Is it really new?”, – one of the townspeople was surprised when the correspondent asked his opinion on the new scheme.
Another passenger took a leaflet with a metro map out of his pocket and was guided by it. “It’s more convenient, always at hand,” he said.
According to the press service of the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, the gluing of the new scheme on all lines will continue at the weekend. By the middle of next week, all metro trains will have schemes.
Quest in reality “Abandoned metro” in St. Petersburg from “Quest Stars / Vtupike”
“Caution, doors are closing! Next station …” wires under tremendous voltage, the inability to control their own safety … For some, the metro is just an ordinary transport, but for others it is the fear of a lifetime, a phobia that cannot be gotten rid of. “Quest Worlds” was more than ever drawn to adventure, and this time the destination was an abandoned metro station in St. Petersburg!
Metro in St. Petersburg is somewhat different from Moscow.We noticed this while traveling around the city, and finding ourselves at an abandoned station, we found confirmation of our observations. So, you are at an abandoned station where a train wreck once happened. Nobody knows what caused this accident, but the station was closed and deleted from the metro map forever. But why? Let’s figure out the causes of the tragedy!
During the investigation of the train wreck, we had to investigate the station itself and the car, where, in fact, the accident occurred. The Petersburg metro is much more modest in its decoration than the Moscow metro we are used to, and therefore the abandoned station is laconic in the game.Everything here indicates that the station was abandoned long ago: the tiles have collapsed in places, water has leaked somewhere, the tree has dried up. Each playroom is designed in such a way as to immerse players in a given theme as much as possible.
Throughout the game, a sense of anxiety does not leave, skillfully created by the appropriate musical accompaniment and local surroundings. There is nothing superfluous here that could knock you out of history. The escape is mystical, and to especially impressionable natures it may even seem scary.
Riddles in the quest are varied. There is a search, and logic, and attentiveness, and ingenuity. There is no trivial “key-lock” set, but it is necessary to work well in a team. Listen carefully to everything – it can be very useful. Due to the local peculiarities of the metro, some things did not reach us right away, but for Petersburgers everything will be extremely logical. We played five of us, and we admit that there was enough activity for everyone.
“Abandoned Metro” escape is a very entourage and not very difficult quest.The most impressionable players of our team reacted violently to the boo-effects, which made the others smile. The pleasant and attentive administrator completed the palette of positive emotions from the game.
We would recommend this quest to be passed to all fans of escape adventure, and maybe even to those with metrophobia. Perhaps your medicine is here.
Date of the review: May 26, 2017
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Tour of the St. Petersburg metro
We are accustomed to the fact that the metro in St. Petersburg is a convenient transport and in a hurry to work or on business, we do not notice the architecture and decoration of its stations.The most beautiful of them are located on the first starting line of the metro from Ploschad Vosstaniya to Avtovo. Opened in 1955 and made according to the latest technologies of that time, they are designed in the same style.
These are eight stations – Ploshchad Vosstaniya and Vladimirskaya, Pushkinskaya and Technological Institute, Baltic and Narvskaya, Kirovsky Zavod and Avtovo, which are included in the unified state register of cultural heritage sites of regional significance. Let’s take a short tour of these stations and also note the unusual two-story Sportivnaya station and, of course, the most popular among tourists – Nevsky Prospect.
Let’s start the excursion from the Avtovo metro station, because it was here on November 15, 1955 that the first St. Petersburg metro train arrived. The name Avtovo is translated from the Finnish words autio and autto and means deserted. There is a version that the word Avtovo comes from the Finnish designation for a bear.
Avtovo station – design dedicated to the defense of Leningrad
The entrance to the pavilion is decorated with a double six-column portico and a dome on a large light drum.The Avtovo station is only 15 meters deep; it is a three-span station. Here, the ceiling is supported by two rows of columns. The unusual thing is that 30 columns are faced with marble, and 16 look crystal. This illusion was created thanks to the solution of a number of technical problems by the professor of the Perm University Viktor Gershuni and architects Andrey Grushke and Evgeny Levinson. There are no such glass columns at any metro station in Russia. The theme of the Avtovo station design is the defense of Leningrad, and therefore elements of military valor – gilded swords and laurel branches – were used to decorate the lamps and lattices.The end wall is decorated with a mosaic panel “Victory” made by artists V.A. Voronetsky and A.K. Sokolov and depicting a woman with a baby.
Narvskaya station – labor valor of the Soviet people
The deep pylon-type station is located at a depth of 52 meters. In the central underground hall, on the lateral sides of the pylons, there are high reliefs depicting people of various professions, and on the end wall there was originally a mosaic panel by Alexander Gerasimov depicting Joseph Stalin on the platform.In 1961, the panel was fenced off by a false marble wall. The mosaic is said to have survived to this day. The station looks solemn thanks to the luminous ceiling and ruby lining of the cornices.
Pushkinskaya Station – Petersburg and the great Russian poet
This station is considered one of the most beautiful in the St. Petersburg metro and is especially loved by Petersburgers for the embodiment of the character of the Northern capital in its architecture. These are austerity and elegance, granite and marble, Pushkin and Tsarskoe Selo.The pylons are faced with white marble and the floor is finished with red granite. Black marble floor lamps in niches create subdued light, and in the end part there is a monument to Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, made by sculptor Mikhail Anikushin, who also authored monuments to the poet at the Chernaya Rechka station and near the Russian Museum.
Vladimirskaya station – the welfare of the Soviet people
The pavilion is built into a four-storey building, the niche of which is decorated with Doric columns.The station overlooks Vladimirskaya Square and is located next to Vladimirsky Cathedral. Above the escalator, we see A.A. Mylnikov, A.L. Korolev and V.I. Sheafov mosaic panel “Abundance”. The newspapers of 1955 wrote that the design of the station was dedicated to the growth of the well-being of the Soviet people. In fact, its design was influenced by the nearby Blacksmith Market. The lobby is tiled with golden yellow marble and the dome is illuminated from below. The entire underground hall is faced with white marble, harmoniously combined with bronze trim.The dark floor and massive chandeliers contrast with the light walls. The decorative grilles depict the year the station was opened – 1955.
Station Ploshchad Vosstaniya – armed uprising of 1917
It is located at the intersection of Nevsky and Ligovsky Prospekt near Moskovsky railway station and is a deep-level station. The plinth is faced with red Ural marble, the ceiling is decorated with dazzling white arches and light arches.Elements of classicism architecture were used in the decoration of the hall. 4 bas-reliefs on the pylons of the central underground hall are dedicated to the theme of revolution and armed uprising – “V.I. Lenin at the hut in Razliv “and” Speech by V.I. Lenin at the Finland Station ”,“ Shot of Aurora ”and“ Storming the Winter Palace ”. Also of interest is the Mayakovskaya station, decorated with red smalt, located in the same interchange hub.
Station Technological Institute – the development of Soviet science
Located at the intersection of Zagorodny and Moskovsky avenues near the Technological Institute.The metro entrance is built into a three-story beige semicircular building, which houses the Metro Office. This is the first cross-platform station where you only need to cross the platform to change from one line to another. The station has two halls, the first of which is Column, also called Round, was opened in 1955 as part of the first Kirovsko-Vyborg metro line in St. Petersburg, and the second pylon hall was opened in 1961 as part of the Moscow-Petrogradskaya line. From the first columned hall, trains leave in a southerly direction towards Baltiyskaya stations along the red line and Frunzenskaya along the blue line.From the second pylon hall, trains leave in a northerly direction to the stations Pushkinskaya and Sennaya Ploschad. In the center of the Round Column Hall there is a passage to the Pylon Hall.
The walls of the Column Hall are finished with light Ural marble, and the floor – with black granite. Here you can see medallions with images of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, and on the columns there are 24 bas-reliefs depicting scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development of Russian science. These are Ivan Michurin and Vladimir Bekhterev, Dmitry Mendeleev and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Nikolai Przhevalsky and Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Popov and other scientists.Another feature of the station is that it became the first interchange hub of the St. Petersburg metro.
Kirovsky Zavod station – development of the Soviet industry
The pavilion resembles an ancient Greek temple, into which wide granite stairs lead. 44 Doric columns, decorated with flutes – vertical grooves, form a rectangle. The underground hall is decorated with smoky gray Caucasian marble, and 31 pairs of columns form orderly rows.At the top of the columns are high-relief cartouches with the emblem of the industry. The embossing of high reliefs is polished and therefore looks like silver. The images are dedicated to the electrification, coal, metallurgy and oil industries. The ceiling in the central hall is decorated with stucco molding, where, surrounded by leaves and stars, you can see the letter K, symbolizing the Kirovsky plant. A bust of V.I. Lenin. For the first time for the subway, grommet lighting was used for decoration, when soft light streams from above from square light shades.
Baltic Station – the power and glory of the Soviet Union as a sea power
The station pavilion is attached to the eastern wing of the Baltic Station. Above the entrance doors in the niche are bas-reliefs with portraits of admirals Fyodor Ushakov, Mikhail Lazarev and Vladimir Kornilov, Pavel Nakhimov and Stepan Makarov. Blue-gray marble in the decoration of the walls of the underground hall reminds us of the Baltic Sea, and if we look up, the framing of the vault in the form of blue ribbons creates the illusion of a sail hovering over us.The decorative lattices are decorated with an anchor image. On the end wall there is a mosaic panel “1917” made of colored stones and marble, depicting sailors from the Baltic Sea and workers going to storm the Winter Palace.
Sportivnaya Station – Oh sport, you are life
Next to the sports facilities, the Petrovsky Stadium and the Yubileiny Sports Palace, there is the Sportivnaya metro station, which opened on September 15, 1997. This is the first two-story station in Russia and possibly in the world.The station was designed as a transfer station to the circular metro line, which was never built. Therefore, on one side of the platforms, trains of the 5th (purple) line run, and on the other side of the platform, the rails are not even laid. On the second floor of the station (closer to the surface), trains stop in the direction of the city center, on the first floor – in the direction of the Komendantsky Prospekt metro station.
Decoration of the checkout hall – mosaic canvas “Olympic flame” – the work of the artist A.K. Bystrova, telling about events in ancient Greece.All lamps and floor lamps are made in the form of an Olympic torch. In the design, the Olympic theme clearly prevails – apparently, the authors of the project were nevertheless inclined to name the station Olympic, and not Sportivnaya. On the end wall of the upper floor you can read an abbreviated version of the ode to sport “O sport! You are delight … ”The polished granite floor mirrors the station lobby like a mirror. On the second floor there is an interesting central mosaic by A.K. Bystrov depicting a sports competition from ancient times. In addition to depicting the main characters, we see an angel from Christian iconography.The peculiarity of the station is that it closes during the home matches of the Zenit team, and one of the sides of the metro station is waiting for the launch of the circular line.
Nevsky Prospekt station is one of the most “economical”
Located in the very center of St. Petersburg, opened in 1963, at the time of the widespread Khrushchev economy, which served as its modest design. Instead of ceramics, glass was used to decorate the walls, painted from the inside in red, and later it was replaced by an artificial stone of the same color.The pylons are finished with aluminum ribs, the floor is paved with gabbro and labradorite – minerals similar to granite. This is the first metro station in St. Petersburg without a ground pavilion
Station Gorkovskaya – “flying saucer”
The station got its name in honor of the writer Alexei Maksimovich Gorky, who lived on Maksim Gorky Avenue – now Kronverksky Avenue. It acquired its modern appearance in the form of a flying saucer after the reconstruction of 2008-2009, at the same time a composition was installed under the dome of the pavilion – an abstract pink nascent planet with craters.The authors of the project insistently call it the moon, although in color it looks more like Mars. It is symbolic that in addition to many historical monuments, including the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Planetarium is located nearby.
The walls of the underground hall are finished with Saarem limestone, and a relief portrait of Maxim Gorky is made of the same stone in the end wall. The cable cabinets are adorned with images of the Petrel, the hero of the famous Petrel Song.
Mayakovskaya station – design dedicated to the Soviet poet
The poems written by the ladder became the hallmark of the poet.Similarly, the walls of the hall are decorated with a red “ladder” and the passage to the escalators in the corridor is made stepwise.
In front of the entrance to the escalator hall there is a pylon on which we see the image of the Soviet poet and his poems, including the famous lines:
|But three times –|
|Which will be!|
The walls of the central hall are finished with dark red smalt and resemble red banners.At the ends of the hall there are mosaic portraits of the poet, made by the artist Yuri Mogilevsky, at the ends – the originally designed name of the metro station – Mayakovskaya.
Station Grazhdansky Prospekt – a call to unite citizens
Refers to the few metro stations that have shandors – metal structures that block the doors to the lobby to protect the population in emergency situations.
The underground hall looks golden, as the track walls and columns are faced with yellowish-beige marble, and the end walls and lamps are made of yellow anodized aluminum.In the center of the end wall there is a bronze coat of arms of the Soviet Union with a diameter of about three meters with the motto “Workers of all countries, unite!”, Written in all languages of the former Soviet republics. The image of the coat of arms of the USSR indicates the connection between the design of the halls and the name of the metro station Grazhdansky Prospekt. Also of interest is a large rose-shaped chandelier in the ground lobby, made of interweaving of metal spirals converging towards the center.
History of the construction of the St. Petersburg metro
Incidents and interesting facts about the St. Petersburg metro
Map (scheme) of St. Petersburg metro
Practical information about transport in St. Petersburg
Residential complex “Five stars” on Zhukova
“Five stars” – a residential complex with class A apartments near Polyustrovsky pond in the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg.A plot of about 2 hectares has been set aside for construction, on which five 14-storey buildings were built according to the architectural project of Sergei Tchoban.
Characteristics of buildings
Houses with built-in rooms and built-in attached car park are clad on the outside with multi-colored aluminum panels. Additionally, tempered glass stained-glass windows are made. Starting from the second floor, the buildings contain apartments: from one to four rooms. There are also view apartments with panoramic windows and penthouses with spacious open terraces on the last level.All living quarters are being prepared for finishing and glazing of balconies. Versatile layouts allow you to easily combine several residential units into a single space. In the complex there is an opportunity to buy an apartment with a view of the water or the park, depending on the client’s preferences.
The first floors of new buildings are reserved for commercial premises – offices, retail space, cafes, etc. A parking lot for 368 cars is planned on the underground level. Each section has two lifts.
The “Five Stars” residential complex is a closed, well-maintained space. The Teorema management company has arranged:
- children’s playgrounds;
- recreation and sports areas;
- most of the area was allocated for landscaping;
- the territory was freed from cars;
- video surveillance around the perimeter.
A few steps from the business complex there are the Polyustrovo business park, schools (No. 139, No. 198, No. 10, etc.), kindergartens (no. 32, no. 27, no. 30), polyclinic no. 54, shopping and entertainment center “Piskarevsky” and much more. Nearby is Polyustrovsky Park and the Neva Garden.
As for transport accessibility, such major highways as Piskarevsky Prospect and Sverdlovskaya Embankment pass nearby. Near the exit to Marshal Blucher Avenue. In 20 minutes by transport you can reach Finlyandsky railway station and the metro station “Ploshchad Lenina”.