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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:49 PM   #1321
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I think they're a bit confused...
I think they confused Russia Tower with Federation Tower.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:32 AM   #1322
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Confusion over fate of Europe's tallest building
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Russia Tower construction stops

Work on the Russia Tower in Moscow, planned to be the tallest building in Europe has stopped because of the credit crunch.

Billionare developer Shalva Chigirinsky said the crisis had forced him to freeze work on an array of projects, including the Russia Tower, which is to be 612 metres high when completed.

It is just the latest of a string of developments in Russia that are being shelved because of the economic downturn. There was some confusion, however, about whether the project has just been stopped or whether it will ever be built

'The project is frozen. We cannot realise such projects in the current economic conditions. Interest rates are high and there are no resources available for credit,' said Chigirinsky, the chief of the developers Russian Land.

His comments suggested that the building will be built at a future date when the economic crises eases. But in the UK there were suggestions that it will now never be built.

'We have heard that even although work has begun the project is not going ahead. This is because it was meant to be the feature of a much bigger development and there is simply not enough money for the whole development and it would end up being a skyscraper in the middle of a building site. The whole thing has been scrapped,' said a London based architect who know those involved.

The skyscraper, designed by internationally renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster, was expected to be the tallest Europe and the second tallest building in the world, according to Russian Land. Lord Foster's office said they had not been told that is has been scrapped.

Its innovative pyramid design was to have been an unmissable addition to the Moscow skyline and it was planned to include apartments, offices and a hotel.

Chigirinsky confirmed his company is also shelving another flagship project - the Kristall building in the Siberian region of Khanty Mansiisk.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #1323
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'We have heard that even although work has begun the project is not going ahead. This is because it was meant to be the feature of a much bigger development and there is simply not enough money for the whole development and it would end up being a skyscraper in the middle of a building site. The whole thing has been scrapped,' said a London based architect who know those involved..
If only this architect have read a bit of skyscrapercity.com, than he wouldn't write such bullshit and expose his total lack of knowledge about the subject.
But, as one russian proverb says, "chukcha is not a reader, chukcha is a writer".

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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:20 AM   #1324
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So is this project on hold but probably will be completed, or on hold and the future looks very shaky?

I like it a lot, and I think Moscow definitely needs something larger even than the Federation Tower.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:04 PM   #1325
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The pencil indeed looks far better. Russia Tower won't be much of a landmark for Russia.


When was that tower proposed? And for what place?

I really doubt you'll say the same for a copycat, multiplied by 2 that started being build in a certain city you really, really love .... to trash.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:31 PM   #1326
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mm?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:53 PM   #1327
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I really doubt you'll say the same for a copycat, multiplied by 2 that started being build in a certain city you really, really love .... to trash.
Original Russia Tower proposal:

Lam Tara Towers, Dubai:

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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:56 PM   #1328
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Dubai is the world's capital for a second hand design
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Old December 25th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #1329
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Dubai is the world's capital for a second hand design
I'm waiting for a 600m Eiffel Tower in Dubai
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #1330
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Original Russia Tower proposal:
In that render the Russia Tower is located in the plot of the Wedding Palace
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Old December 26th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #1331
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Yes, Plot 3. It was proposed in early 1990's.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #1332
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I'm waiting for a 600m Eiffel Tower in Dubai
Thats already being built in Tokio. The Tokio Sky Tree!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1333
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There were very strong rumors that the developer wants to cancel the project and replace it by several small towers, but the city government is obviously disagree with developer. There are new rumors now - city government want to build it by 2016.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:49 PM   #1334
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that would be terrible. this tower has to be built. be a real shame if its canned
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:49 PM   #1335
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feel the same way, but this has high chance of getting cancelled, even couple of projects in the middle east are cancelled...
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:28 PM   #1336
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Agree with you guys, thats propably the best megatall project. It would be greate loss if it wasn't build
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:53 PM   #1337
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that would be terrible. this tower has to be built. be a real shame if its canned
absolutely right. they must build it! one of the best designs i've ever seen
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 02:06 AM   #1338
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like freddy said another one bites the dust, at less it seems that way. I hope they build it, all the 2,000 footers are dying off left and right.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #1339
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New completion date is 2016 (delayed four years) according to the mayor of Moscow.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #1340
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Russia Tower is 4 years behind schedule, says Moscow Mayor

Praised and admired at MIPIM 2008 for both its architectural presence and green innovation as the tallest tower with a natural ventilation system, Foster + Partners’ Russia Tower looked set to become a benchmark for sustainable high-rises. In November 2008 however, the Russian news agency Interfax reported that the project had been halted due to the credit crunch. Developer, Russia Land, could no longer afford to continue with the project and attempts to raise revenue from oil company Sibir Energy, were met with a conflict of interest clause in December due to Russia Land’s Head, Shalva Chigirinsky, holding a large amount of shares in the company.

The latest developments come from Russian news source Kommersant who quoted the Moscow Mayor this week as saying the project is now four years behind schedule, meaning a completion date of 2016 is more likely. Furthermore, despite the financial crisis, he is threatening to impose fines for the delay. The 612m tower, which broke ground in September 2007, is to be a key building within the Moscow International Business Centre and was set to provide substantial residential, retail, office and hotel space to the district, its delay could cause a significant economic impact to Moscow. Functining as a dense ‘vertical city’ the tower would house 25,000 people, with offices, a hotel, shopping and apartments with private gardens.

Foster + Partners are as yet unavailable for comment on the developments but the delay represents one of the major casualties of the financial crisis and no-doubt a severe blow for the London-based firm.



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