Vysotsky (skyscraper)

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Vysotsky
Высоцкий
Высоцкий лето 2014.jpg
Alternative names Antey-3
General information
Location Yekaterinburg, Russia
Coordinates 56°50′10.1″N 60°36′52.7″E / 56.836139°N 60.614639°E / 56.836139; 60.614639Coordinates: 56°50′10.1″N 60°36′52.7″E / 56.836139°N 60.614639°E / 56.836139; 60.614639
Construction started 2006
Completed 2011
Cost USD $150 million[1]
Height
Architectural 188.3 m (618 ft)
Top floor 182.93 m (600 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 54
References
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Vysotsky (Russian: Высоцкий) is the name of a skyscraper in Yekaterinburg. It is the second tallest building in Russia outside of Moscow and the northernmost building over 150 meters tall worldwide.

View of the city from the lookout deck 

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Vysotsky architecture business center and semi-skyscraper built in 2011. It has 54 floors, total height: 188.3 m (618 ft). The business center Vysotsky hit the Guinness Book of Records, having become "The tallest multifunctional business center in the Ural-Siberian and Central-Asian regions."

An open sightseeing platform on the 52nd floor at the height of 186 metres (610 ft) offers a panoramic view of the city. The building serves as a nice orientation point when lost in the city.

The business center Vysotsky is named after Vladimir Vysotsky, a Soviet poet, musician, and actor. Also, it is a play on words: vysoky means "tall" in Russian. Behind the building is a bronze sculpture of Vladimir Vysotsky and his third wife, the French actress Marina Vlady.

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