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Russia Tower

Krasnopresnenskaya naberezhnaya, plots 17-18 Presnensky Centre
Moscow MOW Russia

Status:cancelled
Construction Dates
Floor Count118
Basement Floors8
Floor Area520,800 m²
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - hotel
 - observation
 - office
 - parking garage
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - concrete core
Architectural Style
 - futurism
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - marble
 - carbon-fibre
 - granite
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof2009 ft
Top floor1641 ft

Description
• Architect: Foster + Partners.

• Owner and Developer: Russian Land.
• Others: Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Speirs and Major Associates, STT Group, Waterman Group PLC.
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• Area: 5605891 ft².

• Construction was put on hold in October 2008 due to financial problems, and the project was cancelled in June 2009. The site will be developed as a car park.

• The triangular 3-starpoint cross section shape allows the residential, hotel and office elements to all have their own entrance.

• Would have been the tallest building in Europe if completed, and also the tallest naturally ventilated tower in the world.

• Green certificate means to building, a triple glazed low E façade, solar cells which feed electricity back into the Moscow grid, precipitation harvesting which reduces the need for the toilets' water by 30% and the potential for thermopiles and cooling by river water.

• Groundbreaking was attended by Moscow's mayor, Yuir Luzhkov, as well as members of the Moscow Government.

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