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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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KHANTY-MANSIYSK | The Crystal | 280m | 56 fl | App

Foster Proposes `Diamond' Tower for Siberian Oil City

By Garfield Reynolds

April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Norman Foster, who designed the London office tower dubbed ``the Gherkin,'' has proposed a 56- story ``diamond crystal'' tower in Khanty-Mansiisk, the capital of the Siberian region that extracts more than half of Russia's oil.

Plans for the 280-meter (919-foot) high, glass-covered spire were presented yesterday to the governor of the region by Foster and Russian millionaire Shalva Tchigrinski, the regional government said on its Web site.

The tower will house a 161,000 square-meter business center, along with a hotel. The hotel would aid the city's plans to hold the 2010 world chess ``Olympiad,'' Khanty-Mansiisk regional Governor Alexander Filipenko said in the statement. The project would be funded by investors.

Josephine Cutts, a spokeswoman for Fosters & Partners, the London-based architectural design company Foster heads, confirmed it was involved in the project. Cutts declined to elaborate further.

The skyscraper would be Foster's fourth Russian project. Foster & Partners is designing the Zaryadye project close to Moscow's Red Square, the Moscow City Towers and the $320 million New Holland project in St. Petersburg.

Foster's design for New Holland, the redevelopment of a navy complex that was initially built by Peter the Great in the 18th century, was also commissioned by Tchigrinski's ST Group, a real-estate development company.

Khanty-Mansiisk is the capital of the autonomous region of the same name, a west Siberian oil province that extracted 5.5 million barrels a day of crude last year. That represents about 57 percent of the oil produced in Russia, the world's second- biggest supplier of the fuel behind Saudi Arabia.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for those. Its location and design is just breathtaking. Bound to become a World Icon.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #4
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OMG, would have never thought. Good luck with this!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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Looks great, despite being a Gazprom Tower ripoff, but i think Shalva should concentrate on starting construction of Russia Tower first.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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The diamond shaped tower looks awesome! :wow:
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Old April 18th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #7
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Quote:
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^ wtf is that real?

Anyway no spoiling to the thread, the diamond shaped tower looks awesome! :wow:
Yes, that is a truly unique tower. And has an excellent location as well.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #8
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I really don't like it!
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #9
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Yes, that is a truly unique tower. And has an excellent location as well.
Izhevsk is a birthplace of AK-47, folks, so...
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #10
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I wonder how long it took for Foster to think this one up... it looks really simple.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #11
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wow and all glass in the middle of Siberia?
Russia is really becoming an exciting place for many skyscraper projects throughout the vast Russian land
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #12
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Awesome project!
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #13
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I like this diamond shape, I've never seen any tower with the same design, but anyway it will very good for Siberian development
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Old May 29th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #14
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More photos:

[IMG]http://i15.************/4qrpkqb.jpg[/IMG]

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source: http://englishrussia.com/?p=952

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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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unfortunately i can't see the pics
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Old May 29th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #16
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Probably server doesn't allow image hotlinking.
I've uplouded images to the ************. Should be ok now
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #17
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The design looks great... but its a weird project, thinking about the location.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #18
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A nice tall tower in the middle of no where! :P
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #19
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Speaking about location, i think title of the thread should be changed to:

KHANTY-MANSIISK | Diamond Tower | 280m | 56fl | Pro
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #20
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A nice tall tower in the middle of no where! :P
Well true, sorta

Khanty-Mansijsk may not be the biggest city in Russia either by size or by population (barely 60,000), but it is one of the richest. Virtually everything there was either built or renovated over the last 10 years or so.

Here is a photo thread of the city: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=464185

And this tower is going to be built just outside it, by the looks of things. Apart from Khanty-Mansijsk though, there isn't too much else around.
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