Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper Almost Finished in Moscow

PHOTO by Sergey Bobylev / TASS

The Vostok Tower, which is currently being built as part of the multifunctional Federation complex in the Moscow International Business Centre, or Moscow City, is expected to be finished by summer 2017. Over a thousand people are on site building the 374-metre-tall skyscraper, which will be the tallest building in Europe once completed, according to the press service of the Moscow State Construction Supervision Committee, or Mosgosstroynadzor.

The committee said that construction on the tower is nearly complete and that they’re currently installing the façade’s inclined surface, putting the partitions and building services in place, and finishing the public spaces.

The Federation complex, which consists of the Zapad and Vostok towers, occupies more than 440,000 square metres.

Mosgosstroynadzor carries out regular inspections of the Federation construction site. Since 2014, there have been 73 administrative offences registered by the committee.

In mid-January 2017, Europe’s highest lift was opened in the Vostok skyscraper. The lift’s cabin reaches a height of 355 metres above the ground and it covers a total distance of 365 metres, including the underground floors.