People walk on a pedestrian bridge over the Moskva river at the Zaryadye Park in Moscow
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Zaryadye Park

Moscow, Russia

Huge public parks were a main feature of Soviet cities, central but also stately and formal—nothing like Zaryadye, Moscow’s first new large-scale public park in 50 years. The design was led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the U.S. architects behind New York City’s High Line, in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers, and the park features a concert hall, an ice cave and a boomerang-shaped bridge cantilevered over the Moscow River. Nearly 10 million people have visited since its September 2017 opening. —Karl Vick

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