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The Federation Tower ( ) is a skyscraper currently under construction as part of the Moscow International Business Centermarker in Moscowmarker, Russiamarker. Construction of the towers began in 2003. When completed in 2009, it will become the tallest building in Europe, rivaling the Mercury City Towermarker (also in the Moscow IBC).

The complex, designed by the German firm NPS Tchoban Voss, is being developed by Mirax Construction and is owned by the Mirax Group. The construction company for the East Tower is the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, while the construction company for the West Tower is Turkish Ant Yapi. The Italian Company Busi Impianti SpA is the contractor for the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems of the East Tower. The curtain wall for both towers was designed by the New Yorkmarker office of Thornton Tomasetti under the direction of Jean-Pierre Kocher AIA.

The tower was climbed solo by Frenchman Alain Robert in September 2007.

Design

The Federation Tower complex is divided into two towers:
  • East Tower (A), designed to be over to the tip of the spire. 93 storeys and tall by roof.
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::Core - 40th level
::Steelwork - 39th level
::Floorplates - 38th level


  • West Tower (B), designed to be 62 storeys and tall.
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Several floors of both towers will be utilized by the Global Hyatt Corporation. Bank VTB has opened a US$ 250 million credit line for the construction of the towers and has bought 33 office floors. Total construction cost for the complex is estimated to be over US$ 530 million.

The spire soaring up to over , will have a 360° view out its elevators which will move as quickly as .

Bridges between Eastern and Western towers will contain restaurants and cafés.

Mirax Group president Sergey Polonsky claimed in his blog that Guinness World Records registered West Tower to have highest clocks in the world.

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Construction gallery

File:Fed-Tower Moscow 280606 1.jpg|Tower B

June 28, 2006File:Fed-Tower Moscow 280606 2.jpg|June 28, 2006File:FED3-10.jpg|September 24, 2006File:FederationTower140807.jpg|August 14, 2007File:FederationTower110907.jpg|September 11, 2007File:The Federation Tower in Moscow. 21 July 2008.jpg|July 21, 2008

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