Mayakovskaya is one of the very first stations in the Moscow metro. It is part of the Zamoskvoretskaya line and is an intermediate station, which is located between the stations "Belorusskaya" and "Tverskaya".
Mayakovskaya was opened in September 1938. But the uniqueness of the project was noted several years earlier in Paris at the World Exhibition, and at the exhibition in New York the station’s unique project received a grand prix. After the station was built, its project was included in the anthology of selected works of world architecture.
In November 1941, the station held a solemn meeting in honor of the anniversary of the October Revolution, where Joseph Stalin made a report. The meeting took place at a time when the Nazis were advancing on Moscow. During the Great Patriotic War, Mayakovskaya, like many stations of the Moscow Metro, became a bomb shelter.
At the end of the twentieth century, the station already had the status of a monument of architecture, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century it was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of local importance. Several years ago, for the first time, the station carried out a comprehensive reconstruction of the south lobby - they replaced escalators and communications, installed modern turnstiles. At the same time, tried the best to return the station to its original appearance.
"Mayakovskaya" bears the name of the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Over the entire period of its existence, the station has never been renamed, although in the project documentation of 1935 another option is indicated - “Triumphalnaya Square”.