Old TsUM will meet wrecking ball soon

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Aug. 30, 2012, 10:10 p.m. | Business — by Olga Rudenko

This is one architect‘s conception of how the facade of the TsUM (the Soviet acronym for Central Department Store) would look when rebuilt by 2015. However, after receiving criticism, owner Esta Holding is reconsidering the plan for glass walls for the Khreshchatyk Street landmark. The popular shopping center closed in February for reconstruction.
© Courtesy of Esta Holding

Olga Rudenko

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After Kyiv’s historical Central Department Store shut down for business in February, few details were revealed about the fate of the landmark shopping center better known by its Soviet acronym TsUM.

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