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Official Name Capital City St. Petersburg Tower
Name of Complex Capital City
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Russia
City Moscow
Street Address & Map 1/ Presnenskaya Emb. 8
Postal Code 123317
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2010
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #316 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #14 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #8 Tallest in Russia
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Moscow

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Capital Group
Design NBBJ
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor Ant Yapi Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Other Consultant
Façade Vidaris, Inc.
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Schüco
• Elevator KONE
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

Capital City is comprised of two residential towers, individually named after two major Russian cities, Moscow Tower (the taller of the pair) and St. Petersburg Tower. A 17-story business center is housed in the complex. The towers’ form creates the visual effect of a series of stacked boxes offset from one another. This effect is achieved through a slight cantilever on only two façades of each vertical segment, and thus does not compromise the continuity of the towers’ main vertical structure. A mechanical floor demarcates each 15-floor segment and integrates the structural system. The Moscow Tower contains five such segments while the St. Petersburg Tower contains four.

Providing large, open living spaces with full-height glazing led to a structural solution that combines a minimal building core with a mega-column structure to achieve enhanced structural efficiency. Eight mega-columns carry loads for each tower segment. At each mechanical floor, the vertical load is transferred from the corner and central columns to the mega-columns through a perimeter belt truss.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Meeting: Russia
1-2 Sep 2011 – Event Report

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH 2008 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008 – Conference

Research Papers

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

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