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Old September 3rd, 2004, 06:36 PM   #41
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nice to see the hole dug out

now I wanna see piles and steel going in!
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Old September 16th, 2004, 03:41 PM   #42
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^ it will go on 20 october

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Old September 16th, 2004, 07:26 PM   #43
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this tower looks so great!!! can't wait till this one is finished! love this spire in the middle of these two, reaching from the bottom to 440m!!! great!!!
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Old September 16th, 2004, 08:01 PM   #44
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Oh yeah havnt thought about that before...Wouldnt that make it the tallest spire on earth?
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Old October 4th, 2004, 04:53 PM   #45
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Old October 14th, 2004, 04:10 PM   #46
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First pile were sunk yesterday. For a week earlier than planned.

To first pile puted message for future, which contain such next words "For XXI century this is big project, but we understand, that after a hundred of years 340 meters will be typical height. Children must going further than parents and apprentice must surpass their teachers. This is meaning of progress and meaning of life. We trust that we make a valuable contribution to developing of our country. We know that you will make more. Today we doing it. Tommorow it will be you."




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Компания «Mirax-Сити» произвела забивку первой сваи уникального небоскреба «Федерация».

11 октября 2004 г. на территории Московского Международного Делового Центра «Москва-Сити» была забита первая свая самого высокого небоскреба Европы - башни «Федерация». На церемонии президент корпорации «Mirax Group» Сергей Полонский зачитал 'обращение к потомкам', которое потом было заложено в капсуле в фундамент здания.

'Дорогие друзья - жители будущего! Сегодня, 11 октября 2004 года в день начала строительства башни «Федерация» мы хотим обратиться к грядущим поколениям, считая, что являемся счастливыми свидетелями очень важного исторического события для Москвы, России, мира в целом.Мы гордимся тем, что не пройдет и 3 лет, как самое высокое здание Европы - башня «Федерация» станет украшением столицы. Для начала 21 века - это грандиозный проект, но мы, конечно, понимаем, что уже столетие спустя строительство здания высотой 340 метров будет обычным делом.Ведь дети должны идти дальше родителей, а ученики - превосходить учителей. Именно в этом смысл прогресса, смысл жизни.Мы верим, что внесли свою лепту в развитие нашей родины. Мы знаем, вы сделаете больше. Сегодня мы строим будущее, завтра его будете строить Вы!'

По традиции о каркас сваи была разбита бутылка шампанского - 'на прочность!', и ещё одна бутылка шампанского с автографом Президента МИРАКС Групп г-на Полонского была передана на хранения до 2007 года - даты окончания строительства объекта Федерация.

«Федерация» - центральный объект бизнес-центра «Москва-сити». Ее высота достигнет 340 метров. Завершение строительства запланировано на конец 2007 года.


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Old October 16th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #47
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well, yesterday I saw this pit myself. I can say that ths is ******* gigantic hole!

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Old October 16th, 2004, 02:27 PM   #48
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oh yes, it is
never expected the base to be so massive
and look how deep it is, wow

imo, the most beautiful towers in europe!
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Old October 17th, 2004, 03:58 AM   #49
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The hole is rectangular not circular like "2IFC" or SWFC". The building will be massive judging by size of hole, therefore this hole may be for more than one building.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #50
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two towers 340 and 235 meters on one gigantic podium
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Old November 4th, 2004, 01:06 PM   #51
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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:57 PM   #52
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Old November 17th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #53
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here is article by ABC. from 20 october 2004.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=181005

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"Federation" skyscraper is seen in this undated computer image of Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004. The first beam was put in place last week for the "Federation," a mixed residential and office project that will consist of two soaring glass-clad buildings linked to an even taller stiletto-like tower, due for completion in 2007. The taller of the two buildings is to top out at 340 meters (1,115 feet). (AP Photo/Mirax Group, HO)
Construction Begins on Moscow Skyscraper
Construction Begins on Moscow's Newest Attempt at Europe's Tallest Building

MOSCOW Oct 20, 2004 — Although still only in its infancy, construction has begun on the building that is to be Europe's tallest, a shiny younger brother to the dour Stalinist "Seven Sisters" skyscrapers that dominated Moscow's skyline for a half-century.

The first beam was put in place last week for the building called the "Federation," a mixed residential and office project that will consist of two soaring glass-clad buildings linked to an even taller stiletto-like tower, due for completion in 2007. From an observation deck there, visitors will be able to view a city being transformed by a booming economy and a taste for gigantism.

The taller of the two buildings is to top out at 1,115 feet, 249 feet higher than the continent's current champion Moscow's Triumph Palace apartment high-rise. In western Europe, the tallest building is Frankfurt's 850-foot Commerzbank.

With the two curved-wall buildings sloping away from the central tower, the $315 million complex will "call to mind the sails of a brigantine" ship its developer Mirax-City claims.

The popular weekly magazine Vsyo Yasno came up with a different, though equally gushing analogy: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza jointly holding a spear.

The comparison may reflect Moscow's long penchant for hugely ambitious projects that often go awry, a run of bad luck dating back to at least 1737 when the Tsar's Bell, the world's largest, cracked before it could ever be rung.

In the 1930s, dictator Josef Stalin conceived of what would have been the world's tallest building at the time, a Palace of the Soviets topped by a gargantuan statue of Vladimir Lenin that would have outstripped the Empire State Building by 112 feet.

Moscow's main cathedral was dynamited to make way for this pinnacle of official atheism, but the ground proved to be unstable and the grandiose project was abandoned in favor of a swimming pool which itself was destroyed after the fall of the Soviet Union and the cathedral was rebuilt.

In the 1960s, an entire neighborhood was razed to build the Rossiya Hotel, Europe's largest. It became notorious to visitors for its nightmarishly endless corridors and a seemingly limitless supply of vermin and prostitutes. It is now being prepared for destruction.

The 1,762-foot Ostankino television tower in northern Moscow, the world's tallest free-standing structure when it was built in 1967, was a popular tourist attraction until its image was literally blackened by a 26-hour inferno in 2000.

The city's arguably most successful soaring structures are the famed "Seven Sisters," the Gothic-influenced skyscrapers built in the 1940s and 50s. Although many outsiders find their pointy stone spires and turrets uncomfortably reminiscent of a wicked witch's castle, the look struck a chord with Russians. The Triumph Palace and several other residential high-rises that have sprouted in recent years follow the style closely.

"Federation" will be a comparative shrimp to the world's current tallest building: Taipei 101, at 1,670 feet, is nearly 50 percent higher. But Russians appear to be in the mood to play serious catch-up.

The Moscow building is "our late answer to New York's Twin Towers," Vsyo Yasno commented.
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Old November 17th, 2004, 01:10 PM   #54
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when will the tower rise?
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Old November 17th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #55
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man... what a question? when article just post above your...
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 01:55 PM   #56
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:19 PM   #57
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what did they do during the last 6 weeks ? It looks like they didn't do much.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 04:24 PM   #58
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piles, piles and piles.
look at west part of pit
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Old December 16th, 2004, 11:28 PM   #59
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Old December 17th, 2004, 12:26 AM   #60
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Massive construction... it looks very beautiful indeed. A very nice project for Moscow!
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