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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #1401
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So there is a chance that this will still get built ?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #1402
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I liked the height, and it mainly design
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #1403
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:55 AM   #1404
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CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iconic Russia Tower in Moscow to become a car park
Friday, 12 June 2009

Russia Tower to become a car parkThe Russia Tower, an iconic project at the heart of the prestigious Moscow City complex, will never be built, it has been confirmed.

Instead the 2.4 hectare site will be turned into a car park for 3,000 vehicles to serve existing buildings in the complex.

Developers Russian Land announced at the end of last year that the tower, which had been due for completion in 2011, was being put on hold.

Now it has revealed that it cannot find the $2 billion needed for the project. It had been in discussions with a number of companies with regard to financing. Mirax, one of Russia's top five property developers, had been interested in buying the project.

Sibir Energy had also been in talks but the plan was not possible due to a conflict of interest clause as Russia Land's owner, Shalva Chigirinsky, holds a large amount of shares in the oil company.

At one point the developers even considered building a shortened tower, shaving some 400 metres off the height. But none of the deals discussed were sufficient and its demise is considered as a serious blow to the city.

'Without the Russia Tower the Moscow City project is nothing,' said Mirax owner Sergei Polonsky. He has offered to re-name the Federation Tower which is nearing completion nearby so that the development has an iconic tower.

The 620 metre tower, designed by London based Sir Norman Foster's firm of architects was to have been the tallest in Europe and the second tallest in the world with substantial residential, retail, office and hotel space.

Functioning as a dense 'vertical city' the tower was to have housed 25,000 people, with offices, a hotel, shopping and apartments with private gardens. It included an ambitious self-ventilating system and was described as representing the economic and social vitality of Russia's capital city.

But the vitality has gone out of the Russian economy because of the global crisis and the tower has no life left either.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #1405
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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #1406
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Goodbye Russia Tower

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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #1407
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Damn it.

In Soviet Russia, tower cancels YOU.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #1408
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Surely Russia could have found some guy with Oil to fund the thing.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #1409
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Iconic Russia Tower in Moscow to become a car park
Friday, 12 June 2009

Russia Tower to become a car parkThe Russia Tower, an iconic project at the heart of the prestigious Moscow City complex, will never be built, it has been confirmed.

Instead the 2.4 hectare site will be turned into a car park for 3,000 vehicles to serve existing buildings in the complex.

Developers Russian Land announced at the end of last year that the tower, which had been due for completion in 2011, was being put on hold.

Now it has revealed that it cannot find the $2 billion needed for the project. It had been in discussions with a number of companies with regard to financing. Mirax, one of Russia's top five property developers, had been interested in buying the project.

Sibir Energy had also been in talks but the plan was not possible due to a conflict of interest clause as Russia Land's owner, Shalva Chigirinsky, holds a large amount of shares in the oil company.

At one point the developers even considered building a shortened tower, shaving some 400 metres off the height. But none of the deals discussed were sufficient and its demise is considered as a serious blow to the city.

'Without the Russia Tower the Moscow City project is nothing,' said Mirax owner Sergei Polonsky. He has offered to re-name the Federation Tower which is nearing completion nearby so that the development has an iconic tower.

The 620 metre tower, designed by London based Sir Norman Foster's firm of architects was to have been the tallest in Europe and the second tallest in the world with substantial residential, retail, office and hotel space.

Functioning as a dense 'vertical city' the tower was to have housed 25,000 people, with offices, a hotel, shopping and apartments with private gardens. It included an ambitious self-ventilating system and was described as representing the economic and social vitality of Russia's capital city.

But the vitality has gone out of the Russian economy because of the global crisis and the tower has no life left either.
Can you please include a link with the article.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #1410
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..
.. i really liked the russia tower's design!! especially the light effects at the top of the tower...!
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..omg! now it's on-hold and will become a car-park..
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #1411
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It's still on hold, guys. There's no official information on it yet
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #1412
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Can you please include a link with the article.
http://www.propertywire.com/news/eur...906123208.html
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #1413
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Is this a joke?

If this tower is cancelled and made into a carpark instead, that would make the MIBC 50% less awesome. I hope it will still be built!
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #1414
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So if this one really gets cancelled, than the "new" centerpiece of the MIBC will be the federation tower.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #1415
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Cancellation of the Russia Tower? That's sad news. That design was stunning in its simplicity and sheer presence.

I've been on and off working on a paper model of the RT for quite a while and now the real thing is probably no more, that news makes it real difficult to sum up the effort to finish it. I was planning to redo it (the base is too big) and then add all the texturing which would have taken an age but now.........


Check a preview of my model out at http://miniskyscrapers.googlepages.c...perdownloads22

I just noticed that I did hint that I'd make it anyway whether RT was built for real so maybe I will.........
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1416
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It's not the end. Maybe some kind of new Russia Tower will be approved after crisis
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Как только проедят напечатанные амерами баблосы, нефтя будет падвацать, хас папиисяд, а толяр - пасто диривянных. И ражко сразу развалиццо. Патаму шо она сичаз разваливаиццо, хотя нефтя ещё не падвацать
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #1417
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Quote:
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Iconic Russia Tower in Moscow to become a car park
Friday, 12 June 2009

Russia Tower to become a car parkThe Russia Tower, an iconic project at the heart of the prestigious Moscow City complex, will never be built, it has been confirmed.
Confirmed by who? No source = sensationalist crap.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:18 PM   #1418
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Thanks Eddy.

Bad news for Moscow... but at least the city will still have Europe's tallest - the Federation Tower (which is almost as tall by spire height).
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #1419
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I ask once again, where is the source of this article?
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #1420
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If you had read more than just one post on this page, than you had read post number 1412 in which eddyk gave us the source!
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