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Capital City Complex – Moscow, Russia

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Building:  Capital City Complex
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP Engineer: ARUP
Main Contractor: Inrecon
Completion: 2010
Height of Moscow Tower: 301.8m (76 floors)
Height of St. Petersburg Tower: 257.2m (65 floors)

AE Interests: eight central mega columns for enhanced structural efficiency, stacked box effect is created by 2 cantilevers on each vertical segment while not compromising continuity of the main vertical structure, one mechanical floor for each 15 floor segment on which vertical load is transferred from corner and central columns to mega columns via perimeter belt truss

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Built

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