Eurasia (building)

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Стальная Вершина
Eurasia (Steel Peak) in October 2017
Alternative namesSteel Peak
General information
LocationMoscow City, Moscow, Russia
Coordinates55°44′57″N 37°32′05″E / 55.74917°N 37.53472°E / 55.74917; 37.53472Coordinates: 55°44′57″N 37°32′05″E / 55.74917°N 37.53472°E / 55.74917; 37.53472
Construction started2007
OwnerVTB Bank[1]
Architectural308.9 m (1,013 ft)
Tip308.9 m (1,013 ft)
Top floor292.5 m (960 ft)
Observatory306.9 m (1,007 ft)
Technical details
Floor count72
Floor area212,900 m2 (2,292,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSwanke Hayden Connell Architects
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti

Eurasia (Russian: Евразия, tr. Yevraziya), also known as Steel Peak (Russian: Стальная Вершина, tr. Stalnaya Vershina), is a 308.9 meters (1,013 ft) tall skyscraper located on plot 12 of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. Occupying a total area of 207,542 square metres (2,233,960 sq ft), the mixed-use building houses offices, apartments, a hotel, fitness center, and a casino. It is also the fifth-tallest building in Russia, the sixth-tallest in Europe, and the 72nd tallest in the world. Construction of Eurasia started in 2006 and was completed in 2014.[3]


The concept of Eurasia was first proposed in 2003. Construction started in 2006 and was completed in 2014.[3][4]


According to Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, the architectural skin of Eurasia reinforces the purity of the tower volume over the complexity of the program within. The unitized curtain wall allows the transition from the office floors of fixed windows to operable windows on the residential floors. The overall architectural form is developed as a pure glass, curving, curtain wall tower with its broad faces versus its tripartite ends sitting on a multi-volume podium.[5]

Eurasia was the first composite structure to be constructed in Russia utilizing a reinforced concrete core with a perimeter frame of steel. The structural design allows for column-free interior spaces ideal for offices which make up a significant portion of the building’s programming. The building features a bowed exterior made up of closely spaced steel columns which sit upon a belt truss serving as a load transfer for the base of the tower to feature an open lobby on the ground floor.[4]


The building is designed as a two-tier skyscraper: 30 floors in the first tier and 37 in the second one. Offices occupy from the 4th floor to the 45th floor while apartments occupy from the 48th floor to the 66th floor. The 47th floor is occupied by a fitness center and the second floor of the building is occupied by a casino.[3] A swimming pool is located on the 50th floor.[5]


The building is developed by CJSC Techinvest and MOS City Group.[4] The company LLC Plaza owns Eurasia. On 12 April 2016, VB-service, a subsidiary of VTB Bank, acquired a 99.55% stake in LLC Plaza at a price estimated at 48.5 billion rubles. The transaction was carried out within the framework of the fulfillment of credit obligations by Coulteria to the Bank of Moscow. Head offices of VTB 24 and the Bank of Moscow are planned to occupy the tower.[6]

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  • The Eurasia Tower is the second Swanke-designed building rated by Emporis.[5]
  • It also rated by Turkish banking company Is Bankasi as among the top ten innovative and imposing designs of notable bank buildings around the world. This in turn led Swanke to meet up with its Turkish manager and associate architect Summa International Construction Inc.[3][5][4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2016-06-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Eurasia Facts - CTBUH Skyscraper Center". CTBUH. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ a b c d GmbH, Emporis. "Eurasia Tower, Moscow | 204748 | EMPORIS". Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  4. ^ a b c d "Stalnaya Vershina - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  5. ^ a b c d Architects, Swanke Hayden Connell. "Triumph for Swanke Hayden Connell Architects in Moscow". Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  6. ^ Группа "ВТБ" приобрела башню "Евразия" в деловом центре "Москва-Сити". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2018-06-22.

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