100m Tall Steel Structure Planned for St Petersburg, Russia
posted on 26 September 2009 | posted in Construction and Design News
|The Edinburgh-based firm was appointed in 2006 to design the Okhta tower in St Petersburg. The skyscraper is expected to reach a height of 396m (1,299ft).
This had led to controversy as buildings in the city, a world heritage site, are restricted to 100m (328ft).
Architect Tony Kettle said: "It is a chance to do something world class."
On 22 September the governor of St Petersburg, Valentina Matviyenko, signed an exemption to St Petersburg's planning laws which prohibits the construction of structures over 100m tall.
It means RMJM can now progress with the plans to build the tower, which will include a concert hall, an art museum, sports facilities and offices.
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