Excursion to past

There is a sign plate “Аutozal” [telecommunications room] at our doors, so what does it mean?
 
Telecommunications room is a large place in ATS [automatic telephone system], where high cabinets with a lot of wires took place in. Nowadays almost all of outmoded machinery is replaced by digital equipment.
It`s important to consider the context, that`s why choosing the name we took the situation we are in into consideration.
 
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Exactly location in telecommunications room, where not a long time ago thousands of calls of
citizens of Cheboksary, made us to a name «Uzel Svyazi/ HUBspace».
 
The Centre of Modern Art “Winzavod” has its name because of location in winery buildings, design-factory Flacon is situated on the territory of old factory Khrustalny, Loft-Project Etazhi was developed from 5th till 1st floor Smolniy`s bread factory, that`s what it named after.
Creative space TKACHI [weavers] takes its place in buildings of old weaving-mill, Cable Factory in Helsinki takes place in halls of an old cable factory, and the same is Westergasfabriek [Western Gas Factory] in Amsterdam.
But there are some stories, when the name is the same even after changing the place. The Centre of Modern Culture “Garage” took its name after the location — Bakhmetevsky Garage in Moscow. But after moving to Gorky Park, keeps using the name, which has already had the reputation.

 
We came to this place long after replacing of all equipment.
To understand what our telecommunication room looked like, we came to the same one in Kirov, Mendeleev`s street, 33.

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This is our telecommunication room in October, 2010.
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hub en.wictionary.org
1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave
2. A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.
3. [computing] a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
4. [surveying] A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.