List of tallest buildings in Russia

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The Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) contains most of the tallest buildings in Russia as well as Europe.

The first skyscrapers in Russia were built during the Stalinist Era in the USSR, these skyscrapers are known as the Seven Sisters, which were built in the Stalinist architectural style. The first skyscraper to be constructed in Russia was the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building. Skyscrapers in Russia are among the tallest in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, many of them located in the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) in the Russian capital, Moscow.

As of June 2018, the Lakhta Center of St. Petersburg is de facto the tallest skyscraper in Russia and Europe with a height of 462 metres (1,516 ft) while Vostok or Tower East of the Federation Towers in Moscow is the tallest completed skyscraper in Russia and Europe, with a height of 374 metres (1,227 ft). The two are followed by two MIBC skyscrapers, OKO and Mercury City Tower, in being the tallest buildings in both Russia and Europe.

There are numerous skyscrapers being proposed or under construction: notable examples such as the Lakhta Center in Saint Petersburg, the Akhmat Tower in Grozny, and the NEVA Towers in Moscow.

Tallest Buildings[edit]

Tallest Buildings in Russia

This lists ranks all topped out buildings in Russia that stand at least 150 metres (490 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes all architectural details as well as antenna spires.

Rank Name Image Location Height
m (ft)
Stories Year Notes
1 Lakhta Center
Газоскрёб.jpg
Saint Petersburg

59°59′13.7″N 30°10′37.3″E / 59.987139°N 30.177028°E / 59.987139; 30.177028

462 metres (1,516 ft) 87 2018 Topped-out in January 2018, the Lakhta Center overtook Vostok (East Tower) of the Federation Towers as the tallest building in the Russian Federation as well as the tallest building in Europe.[1][2][3]
2 Federation Towers (East Tower/Vostok)
Federation-Tower-February.jpg
Moscow

55°44′59.17″N 37°32′13.70″E / 55.7497694°N 37.5371389°E / 55.7497694; 37.5371389

01.0130 metres (430 ft)130 metres (430 ft)130 metres (430 ft)374 metres (1,227 ft) 95 2017 Completed in 2017, the Federation Tower overtook the OKO as the tallest building in the Russian Federation as well as the tallest building in Europe. Composed of two towers, East Tower/Vostok (the tallest) and West Tower/Zapad.[4]
3 OKO (South Tower)
OKO Towers 2016.jpg
Moscow

55°44′58.48″N 37°32′3.69″E / 55.7495778°N 37.5343583°E / 55.7495778; 37.5343583

01.0 354.1 metres (1,162 ft) 85 2015 Completed in 2015, the OKO is the second tallest building in the Russian Federation and the second-tallest building in Europe. Composed of two towers: South Tower (the tallest) and North Tower.[4]
4 Mercury City Tower
View from Imperia Tower Moscow 04-2014 img12.jpg
Moscow

55°45′2″N 37°32′22.6″E / 55.75056°N 37.539611°E / 55.75056; 37.539611

01.0354.1 metres (1,162 ft)354.1 metres (1,162 ft)354.1 metres (1,162 ft) 338.8 metres (1,112 ft) 75 2012 Completed in 2012, Mercury City Tower is the third tallest building in the Russian Federation as well as the third-tallest building in Europe. The distinctive shape and the blazing copper-orange facade help make the Mercury City Tower stand out of the rest in the MIBC.[4]
5 Eurasia
Eurasia-moscow-indexxrus.JPG
Moscow

55°44′57″N 37°32′05″E / 55.74917°N 37.53472°E / 55.74917; 37.53472

01.0 308.9 metres (1,013 ft) 72 2013 Completed in 2013, Eurasia Tower is the fourth tallest building in the Russian Federation and the fifth-tallest building in Europe.[4]
6 City of Capitals (Moscow Tower)
City of Capitals 2014.jpg
Moscow 01.0308.9 metres (1,013 ft)301.6 metres (990 ft) 76 2009 The fifth-tallest building in the Russian Federation and the sixth-tallest building in Europe. It is composed of tower towers, each representing a capital of Russia, Moscow Tower (the tallest) and St. Petersburg Tower.[4]
7 Naberezhnaya Tower
Naberezhnaya Tower 2014.jpg
Moscow 02.0 268.4 metres (881 ft) 61 2007 Composed of three towers: A, B, and C (the tallest).
8 Triumph Palace
Triumph Palace.jpg
Moscow 02.0 264.1 metres (866 ft) 52 2006
9 City of Capitals (Saint Petersburg Tower)
City of Capitals 2014.jpg
Moscow 02.0 257 metres (843 ft) 65 2009
10 Evolution Tower
Evolution Tower2015.jpg
Moscow 255 metres (837 ft) 53 2014
11 OKO (North Tower)
OKO Towers 2016.jpg
Moscow 254 metres (833 ft) 49 2014
12 Federation Tower (West Tower/Zapad)
Federation-Tower-February.jpg
Moscow 02.0 242.2 metres (795 ft) 62 2008
13 Main Building of Moscow State University
Moscow State University crop.jpg
Moscow 02.0 240 metres (790 ft) 36 1953
14 Empire
Imperia Tower 20th October 2012.JPG
Moscow 02.0239 metres (784 ft) 60 2010
15 House on Mosfilmovskaya
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Moscow 02.0 213 metres (699 ft) 54 2010
16 Iset Tower
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Yekaterinburg 02.0 212.8 metres (698 ft)[5] 52 2016
17 Hotel Ukraina
Hotel Ukraina - Moskau.JPG
Moscow 02.0 198 metres (650 ft) 34 1957
18 Tricolor Tower A Moscow 02.0198 metres (650 ft)198 metres (650 ft)198 metres (650 ft)194 metres (636 ft) 56 2014
19 Tricolor Tower B Moscow 192 metres (630 ft) 58 2015
20 Continental House Moscow 191 metres (627 ft) 48 2011
21 Vysotsky
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Yekaterinburg 02.0188.3 metres (618 ft) 53 2011
22 Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills Tower II)
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Moscow 02.0188.2 metres (617 ft) 49 2004
23 Алые паруса (Scarlet sails) Moscow 02.0179 metres (587 ft) 48 2003
24= Edelweiss
Edelweiss, Moscow.jpg
Moscow 02.0176 metres (577 ft) 43 2003
24= Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
Lubyanka CDM view from Panoramic view point 05-2015 img12.jpg
Moscow 02.0176 metres (577 ft) 32 1952 The first skyscraper to be constructed in Russia.
26= Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Moscow, Russian Federation.jpg
Moscow 02.0172 metres (564 ft) 27 1953
26= Nordstar Tower
Бизнес-центр Nordstar Tower.jpg
Moscow 02.0172 metres (564 ft) 42 2009
28 Mirax Plaza (Tower B)
Mirax Plaza.jpg
Moscow 02.0167 metres (548 ft) 41 2010
29 Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy
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Moscow 02.0165 metres (541 ft) 34 2005
30 WellHouse on Leninskiy Moscow 02.0162 metres (531 ft) 46 2009
31 Kudrinskaya Square Building
Stalinian architecture in Moscow (Kudrinskaya Square Building)-2.JPG
Moscow 02.0160 metres (520 ft) 41 (22) 1954
32= Sparrow Hills Tower I
Sparrow Hills-residential complex.jpg
Moscow 02.0155 metres (509 ft) 44 2004
32= Sparrow Hills Tower III
Sparrow Hills-residential complex.jpg
Moscow 02.0155 metres (509 ft) 44 2004
32= Avenue 77
Avenue 77.jpg
Moscow 155 metres (509 ft) 45 2009
35= Gazprom building
Gazprom Headquarters.jpg
Moscow 02.0150.9 metres (495 ft) 35 1994
35= Sverdlovsk Yekaterinburg 150.9 metres (495 ft) 37 2015

Tallest Buildings Proposed, Approved, or Under Construction[edit]

Under Construction[edit]

Rank Name Image Location Height
m (ft)
Stories Construction Begins Planned Construction End Notes Reference
1 Lakhta Center
Газоскрёб.jpg
Saint Petersburg 462 metres (1,516 ft) 87 2012 2018 Topped-out in January 2018 when it became the tallest skyscraper in Russia. [6]
2 Akhmat Tower Grozny 435 metres (1,427 ft) 102 2016 2020 [6]
3 NEVA Towers (Tower 2)
Neva Towers.jpg
Moscow 337 metres (1,106 ft) 77 2013 2019 [6]
4 NEVA Towers (Tower 1) Moscow 289 metres (948 ft) 63 2013 2019 [6]
5 Grand Tower Moscow 283 metres (928 ft) 50 2013 [6]
6 MFK Crocus City Krasnogorsk 216.8 metres (711 ft) 51 2014 [6]

Timeline of Tallest Buildings[edit]

This is a list of the history of the tallest buildings in Russia; it includes buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Russia.

Name Image Location Years as tallest Height

ft (m)

Stories Reference
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
Lubyanka CDM view from Panoramic view point 05-2015 img12.jpg
Moscow 1952–1953 02.0176 metres (577 ft) 32
Main Building of Moscow State University
Moscow State University crop.jpg
Moscow 1953–2006 02.0 240 metres (790 ft) 36
Triumph Palace
Triumph Palace.jpg
Moscow 2006–2007 02.0 264.1 metres (866 ft) 52
Naberezhnaya Tower
Naberezhnaya Tower 2014.jpg
Moscow 2007–2009 02.0 268.4 metres (881 ft) 61
City of Capitals (Moscow Tower)
City of Capitals 2014.jpg
Moscow 2009–2012 01.0308.9 metres (1,013 ft)306.6 metres (1,006 ft) 76
Mercury City Tower
View from Imperia Tower Moscow 04-2014 img12.jpg
Moscow 2012-2015 01.0354.1 metres (1,162 ft)354.1 metres (1,162 ft)354.1 metres (1,162 ft) 338.8 metres (1,112 ft) 75
OKO (South Tower)
OKO Towers 2016.jpg
Moscow 2015–2016 01.0 354.1 metres (1,162 ft) 85
Federation Tower
Federation-Tower-February.jpg
Moscow 2016–2018 374 metres (1,227 ft) 95
Lakhta Center
Lakhta Center in February 2018.jpg
Saint Petersburg 2018-present 462 metres (1,516 ft) 87 Topped-out in January 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European altitude record broken". lakhta.center. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Russian skyscraper 'becomes Europe's tallest building'". euronews. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  3. ^ Лахта Центр (2018-01-29), Lakhta Center reached the design height, retrieved 2018-06-17 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tallest Buildings In Europe". WorldAtlas. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  5. ^ Schematic of Iset Tower
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Russia—The Skyscraper Center". skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 

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