Saturday, November 10, 2007

Russia Tower @ foundation

Moscow City Tower, currently under construction in the Moscow International Business Center, will become the tallest skyscraper in Europe and the second tallest in the world, after the Burj Dubai which is scheduled to open in 2009 at an estimated height of 818 m (2,684 ft). On 18 September 2007, the building's cornerstone was laid by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov in an official ceremony. The 612-meter pyramidal building designed by famous architect Sir Norman Foster. The 130-story tower will house residential space, offices and a major congress center, a hotel and an entertainment complex with an observation platform on the top seven floors.

Some figures

Location: Moscow International Business Center
Height above ground level: roof at 612 meters (2,008 ft)
Floors: 118
Elevators: 101
Underground parking: 3,680 automobiles
Floor area: 520,000 m² (5,597,233.4 sq ft) of which 38% (200,000 m² (2,152,782.1 sq ft)) will be located underground.
Cost: ~ $2 billion (1.4 billion euros)

Groundbreaking ceremony: 18 September 2007
Completion: 2012

Architect: Foster + Partners

September 21, 2004


Bygningsentreprise said...

If this building will be erected I will assure you that this building will be one of the most beautiful building.