Transvaal Park
Transvaal Park was a popular waterpark in Yasenevo
Yasenevo is a station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It was designed by N. Shumakov, G. Mun, and N. Shurygina and opened on 17 January 1990. Yasenevo has round, greenish marble columns and walls faced with yellowish metallic tile and pink marble...

, a south district of Moscow
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, Russia
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. With several large, heated pools, including a wave pool and twisting "river" for tubing, it became one of the most popular attractions in the Moscow area and a symbol of the country's bloom of private enterprise. It was based on an Africa
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n theme, and its name came from the South Africa
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n province of Transvaal
Transvaal Province
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. It also included a sauna
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On February 14, 2004 the roof of the park collapsed, killing 28 people and injuring many more.Engineer
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 Nodar Kancheli
Nodar Kancheli
Nodar Kancheli is a Russian architect who designed a number of facilities including the Transvaal Park water park in Yasenevo and Basmanny Market. These two structures collapsed, killing a total of at least 89 people.-External links:**...

, who had designed the structure, claimed that terrorists
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likely attacked the attraction, but the cause turned out to be a faulty design.

A medical centre for people with spinal column trauma is to be built on the former site of the park.

External links

Official site of the Transvaal Amusement Park
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