Mercury City Tower

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Mercury City Tower
Башня "Меркурий Сити"
View from Imperia Tower Moscow 04-2014 img12.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial Offices
Residential Condominiums
Architectural style Structural Expressionism
Location Moscow International Business Center
Moscow, Russia
Coordinates 55°45′2″N 37°32′22.6″E / 55.75056°N 37.539611°E / 55.75056; 37.539611Coordinates: 55°45′2″N 37°32′22.6″E / 55.75056°N 37.539611°E / 55.75056; 37.539611
Construction started 2009
Completed 2013
Cost US$ 1 billion
Roof 338.8 m (1,112 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 75
5 below ground
Floor area 180,160 m2 (1,939,200 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 31
Design and construction
Architect M.M. Posokhin
Frank Williams and partners
G.L. Sirota
Developer LLC Rasen Stroy
Structural engineer Mosproject-2
Main contractor Rasen Construction

Mercury City Tower (Russian: Меркурий Сити Тауэр) is a 75-story skyscraper in Moscow. Located in the Moscow International Business Center, construction started in 2009. The building topped out at 338.8 m (1,112 ft) on 1 November 2012, overtaking The Shard in London as Europe's tallest building.[5]

Wireframe image of the tower


In May 2011, the developer announced that Mercury City Tower had reached 230 m (750 ft), with over half of the external walls covered in copper coloured cladding. The construction exceeded the 301.6 m (990 ft) of City of Capitals tower, also in Moscow, on 17 January 2012. On 25 July 2012, the 75th level was under construction. The tower was initially expected to be completed in late 2012.[6]

According to its development company, the building was topped out at 339 m (1,112 ft) on 1 November 2012.[5]


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