City of Capitals

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City of Capitals
Город Столиц
City of Capitals 2014.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Location International Business Center Moscow City, Moscow, Russia
Coordinates 55°44′50″N 37°32′20″E / 55.74722°N 37.53889°E / 55.74722; 37.53889Coordinates: 55°44′50″N 37°32′20″E / 55.74722°N 37.53889°E / 55.74722; 37.53889
Construction started 2005
Completed 2009
Cost RUB12.6 billion
US$450 million
Owner Capital Group
Height
Architectural Moscow: 301.6 m (989.5 ft)
St. Petersburg: 256.9 m (842.8 ft)
Antenna spire Moscow: 309.8 m (1,016.4 ft)
St. Petersburg: 257.2 m (843.8 ft)
Top floor Moscow: 300.8 m (986.9 ft)
St. Petersburg: 250.1 m (820.5 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Moscow: 76
St. Petersburg: 65
Floor area 288,680 m2 (3,107,300 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect Erick van Egeraat
Developer Capital Group
Structural engineer Arup
Main contractor Ant Yapi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The City of Capitals (Russian: Город Столиц, literally "a city of capital cities", official English name: Capital City)[6] is a multifunctional complex, including twin tower skyscrapers, located on plot 9 in the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow. The City of Capitals, symbolising Moscow and St. Petersburg,[6] was completed in 2009. The "Moscow Tower" is taller than Naberezhnaya Tower and was the tallest in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and in Europe with a height of 301.6 metres, until the construction of the The Shard in London, England, exceeded this height on 17 January 2012.[7] On 1 November 2012 the Mercury City Tower, another skyscraper in development for the Moscow International Business Center, overtook The Shard as Europe's tallest building.[8]

More than half of the top floors are taken up by an entertainment complex, office suites, and large apartments. The Сity of Capitals consists of two towers—the 76-level "Moscow Tower" and the 65-level "St. Petersburg Tower". Floors 17 and 18 of both towers are offices. The entire complex sits on a main lobby consisting of 6 underground floors and 4 aboveground floors of public space. The upper floors of the base structure contain shops, a fitness center, presentation halls, and restaurants.

To create the concept for the offices in the City of Capitals, other business complexes and business centres from other parts of the world have been studied. The offices in the City of Capitals are designed under the latest international standards, according to the project developers. The spatial structure of the complex with steps of columns 9 metres high enables the organisation of offices with open layouts from 500 up to 3,500 square metres. An entrance to the office section of the complex is situated near a quay, leading from underground parking to retail galleries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Capital City Moscow Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Capital City St. Petersburg Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  3. ^ City of Capitals at Emporis
  4. ^ City of Capitals: Moscow at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ City of Capitals: St. Petersburg at SkyscraperPage
  6. ^ a b Official site
  7. ^ City of Capitals at SkyscraperCity.com
  8. ^ Ilya Khrennikov, 'Moscow Mercury City Tops Shard as Europe’s Tallest Tower', Bloomberg, 1 November 2012.

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Records
Preceded by
Naberezhnaya Tower
Tallest Building in Europe
2009—2012
301.6 m
Succeeded by
The Shard
Preceded by
Naberezhnaya Tower
Tallest Building in the Former Soviet Union
2009—2012
301.6 m
Succeeded by
Mercury City Tower
Preceded by
Naberezhnaya Tower
Tallest Building in Russia
2009—2012
301.6 m
Succeeded by
Mercury City Tower
Preceded by
Naberezhnaya Tower
Tallest Building in Moscow
2009—2012
301.6 m
Succeeded by
Mercury City Tower