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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #261
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400m sounds too scary for the conservationists. It's the same way why do they sell things at £0.99 rather than £1
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Old August 20th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #262
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I heard it will be 407 mts!!! Is this true?
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:53 AM   #263
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Hi, I don't follow this thread closely and couldn't read all previous posts, so please forgive me if this has already been posted:

St.Petersburg Russia could lose its UNESCO status

St. Peterburg, Russia could lose its UNESCO status as a World Heritage Site if the plans of the world’s biggest natural gas company to build a 396 metre (1,299 ft) skyscaper go ahead. The $3 billion building designed by RMJM has still not been approved by the local government.

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:47 PM   #264
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Arabtec to go ahead with Russia project -CFO

DUBAI, Sept 3 - Dubai's Arabtec Holding <ARTC.DU> will start construction on a Russian tower project in March next year, weather permitting and if the contract has been finalised, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.

The contract to build the headquarters for Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian national gas company Gazprom <GAZP.MM>, is still worth its original 10 billion dirhams , Ziad Makhzoumi told Reuters in an email.

"Weather permitting and pending contract finalisation, construction is expected to start in March 2010," he said.

Arabtec won the contract to build the first stage of Okhta Centre, jointly owned by Gazprom Neft and the City of St. Petersburg, in April 2008.

Abu Dhabi-based The National newspaper said residents in St. Petersburg clashed with police at a public hearing related to the project.

The planned complex has drawn criticism about its impact on St. Petersburg, which is designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

Asked if he was confident the project would go ahead despite the public backlash, Makhzoumi said: "I believe all indications, including the recent preparation work, show that the client has every intention to go ahead with the project."

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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:52 AM   #265
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:20 PM   #266
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A dutch paper just announced that it's approved, but it will probably have consequences for the listing on the UNESCO list, and it will Europa's highest building.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:08 PM   #267
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Gazprom tower approved, controversy stays

Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom has won approval to build a company skyscraper in St. Petersburg. The new Okhta Center’s 403-meter tower will be among the tallest buildings in the world.
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Debate had surrounded the project, with many critics fearing the building will ruin the city's carefully preserved skyline.

Nonetheless, members of St. Petersburg’s government have voted unanimously for the approval.

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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #268
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A new design was approved. Slightly taller.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #269
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Gazprom tower approved, controversy stays.

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Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom has won approval to build a company skyscraper in St. Petersburg. The new Okhta Center’s 403-meter tower will be among the tallest buildings in the world.

Reddit Debate had surrounded the project, with many critics fearing the building will ruin the city's carefully preserved skyline.

Nonetheless, members of St. Petersburg’s government have voted unanimously for the approval.

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RMJM-designed Gazprom Tower in Russia gets approval.

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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #270
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i'm so glad they went up to 403m, can't wait to see the new design. thanks for the info coth!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #271
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I don't think it has got any taller, it depends where they measure the ground level from. Previously the architects massaged the figures a bit to make it sound less extreme to the authorities. It's amazing that this height has been achieved, considering the original competition brief was to build a 300m tower!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #272
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It is indeed taller by 7 meters (407 meters above the sea level now). Lowrise part was also completely redesigned into mid- and high-rises.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #273
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Dubai's Arabtec Holding said on Sunday it has started foundation tests on a Russian tower project, after winning a AED50m ($13.61m) contract from Russia's Gazprom Neft.

Arabtec, which in April 2008 won the contract to build the first stage of the 400-metre high Okhta Centre in St Petersburg from the oil arm of Russian national gas company Gazprom, expects to sign the next testing contract by November, it said.

The third testing contract will be awarded by the end of the year, it said in a statement on Dubai's bourse website.

The Okhta Centre, the headquarters for Gazprom Neft, will be highest office building in Europe when built, it said.

"These series of tests are necessary to obtain the building permit from the planning authorities in St Petersburg before the final project permit is issued," the UAE's largest contractor by market value said.

These awards are separate from the main contract and their values are not part of the main contract amount, it added.

The project value is estimated at AED10bn, it said in a separate statement on Sunday.

Gazprom-Neft won the final zoning approval this week from St Petersburg that will allow the project to proceed, Arabtec said.

The planned tower has drawn criticism about its impact on St Petersburg, which is designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

Arabtec's chief financial officer Ziad Makhzoumi told Reuters earlier in September construction on the tower will start in March next year, weather permitting and if the contract had been finalised.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 03:59 AM   #274
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Old September 28th, 2009, 06:05 AM   #275
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Awesome ..!!!!! nice to know they started working on it .

Btw which symphony is that ???? I felt i was watching a ballet or something
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Old September 29th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #276
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #277
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The Okhta Centre Tower will be the tallest in Europe when complete

Arabtec wins Russian supertall tower contract

by James Boley on Sep 27, 2009

Burj Dubai builders Arabtec have signed the first contract for foundation testing work on Europe’s tallest skyscraper project.

The deal, worth US$13.6 million (AED50 million) will see the UAE construction group test five deep foundation barrettes, extending to 70m into the soft ground, to establish their build ability in the site subsoil and their bearing capacity to support the main 400m high tower at the Okhta Centre development in St. Petersburg. The contract was awarded by oil refiner Gazprom Neft

"The award of this first contract and the expected further test contracts, confirms the imminent intention of Gazprom-Neft to proceed with its plans to go ahead with the construction of the Okhta Centre Project subject to final tests and designs being agreed and approved," said a source at Arabtec.

Arabtec is expecting to sign the next contract by November for testing 10 piles with various diameters and lengths. This second contract will be similar to the barrettes testing contract and should be completed in 6 months.

The third contract to be awarded by the end of the year will be for testing of the diaphragm wall construction that will, envelope the site.

These series of tests are necessary to obtain the building permit from the planning authorities in Saint Petersburg before the final project permit is issued.

Arabtec is currently engaged in ‘long and intense negotiation’ for the main construction contract for the Okhta Centre.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #278
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Any idea when the tower will begin construction?or finish?
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