Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

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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
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Global Ranking #429 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #17 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #10 Tallest in Russia
City Ranking #9 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

Capital City Towers Chosen as Featured Building
May 2011 – Featured Tall Building

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

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

CTBUH Meeting: Russia
1-2 Sep 2011, Moscow – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
Capital City Towers Chosen as Featured Building
May 2011, Moscow – Featured Tall Building
After more than a decade in the planning, a new mixed-use business district rising 4 kilometers west of the Kremlin, is a symbol of Russia’s ascent in the global economic playing field.
CTBUH 2008 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Conference
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the…

Research Papers

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

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