Skyscraper of the day

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Skyscraper of the day

| architecture, modern architecture, skyscraper | June 26, 2009

The Federation Tower (Russian: Башня «Федерация») is a skyscraper currently under construction as part of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. When completed in 2009, it will become the tallest building in Europe. The complex will be two towers connected to one another via a high-rise bridge.  The East Tower is designed to have 93 floors and stand at about 506 m.  The West Tower is designed to be 62 floors and 242 m tall.  The spire soaring over 506 m, will have a 360° view out its elevators which will move as quickly as 18 m/s.

Origionally posted on Skyline Blog

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