Sergey Borisovich Speransky (1914-1983, Leningrad), architect, people's architect of the USSR (1971), full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1979). He graduated from the Academy of Arts (1941), where he later lectured (from 1947). In the 1950s, he designed the houses at 56 Suvorovsky Avenue, Moskovskaya Square, and the Narvskaya metro station. His major works (as part of project development teams): Leningrad Television Centre complex (1956-63), development of Novo-Izmailovsky Avenue with student dormitories (1962-69), the Institute of Diesel Industry (1963), the Leningrad Hotel (now St. Petersburg Hotel) at Vyborgskaya Embankment (first series - 1967-70) and Pulkovskaya Hotel (1981), the overall architectural framework of Victory Square with a monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad ensemble (1966-75). Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1973), the Lenin Prize (1978). Resided at the 56 Suvorovsky Avenue (commemorative plaque). Buried at Komarovskoe Cemetery.
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