Work starts on Europe’s tallest building

Wednesday 27 Jul 2005

Federation Tower, designed by German architects Schweger Partner and nps tchoban voss architects BDA for client Mirax Group will rise to 340 metres, higher than the Foster designed 260-meter (850-foot) Commerzbank tower in Frankfurt. It is claimed that the futuristic, glass-clad building will be able to withstand a 911 type impact. It will house offices, a hotel and luxury apartments along the Moscow river in a western region of the Russia capital. The building features twin, sail-like towers, attached to a central 430-meter stiletto-like spire ringed by pillars. The central site is only four kilometres from the Kremlin.

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