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The city's largest department store

The cabinGostiny Dvor is a huge department store which is gradually turning into a shopping mall, since a significant part of its 164,690 sq. ft. of trading space is rented out to smaller shops. Constructed in 1757-85, Gostiny Dvor has a reputation for being one of the world's first shopping malls and occupies a whole city block south of Nevsky Prospect. Originally it consisted of 178 separate shops, but in 1955-58 the store, severely damaged during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad, was renovated and the inner walls were torn down, providing plenty of space for the largest store in St Petersburg.

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