Gazprom tallest building in Europe

gazprom okhta tower e architect co uk.jpgChemical folk are keen on tall buildings, so my eye was drawn to this artist’s impression of Gazprom’s proposed Okhta Centre on the Neva River in St Petersburg, soon to be Europe‘s tallest skyscraper after it yesterday received approval from the city’s Governor.

 

At 403 metres it will dwarf Europe’s current tallest building, the 300-metre Commerzbank HQ in Frankfurt, but will not even be in the same league as the Burj Dubai project, which is expected to be 818 metres when completed this year.

 

How soon will it before the world’s petrochemical conferences move in to the hotel and business centre planned for the building already nicknamed the “Corn on the Cob” for its twisting design?

 

(photo: e-architect.co.uk)

 

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