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View of complex of the Sea Station "Morskoy Vokzal" .In the background on the left the tallest building in Europe Lakhta Center. My post about the Lakhta Center

Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg is the first and only specialized passenger port in the North-West of Russia and also the largest one in the Baltic region. The Port is located on the reclaimed territories of Vasilievsky Island. The port complex includes seven berths with a total length of 2,171 meters, three cruise terminals and one combined cruise-ferry terminal. Passenger port of Saint Petersburg can receive cruise ships of up to 340 meters in length.

The station building was erected in 1973-1983 according to the project of the architect V.A. Sokhin. Commissioned in 1988. The walls of the station were lined with volumetric panels in the form of sails. The 78-meter titanium spire ended with a ship. Initially, the building was constructed for the Baltic Shipping Company and at the same time served as a station for the guests arriving by sea and an inter-cruise base for the sailors of shipping companies. Ships from Germany, Finland and Sweden arrived at the Sea Station. The building of the Sea Station was erected using the then most modern technologies and got a State Prize for the original architectural solution. The building was built as a hotel for sailors. However, by the decision of the City Administration, it was reprofiled during the construction.

Currently, the Sea Station property complex includes six berths, place for border and customs inspection, business center, and souvenir shops.

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