Gazprom to Build Russian Skyscraper

8 August 2011 (Last Updated August 8th, 2011 18:30)

Gazprom has received an approval from St Petersburg's construction and architecture committee to build a skyscraper in Russia. The company is planning to build a 470m-tall office building and a 140,000m² business centre 9km to the northwest of St Petersburg's city centre.

Gazprom has received an approval from St Petersburg’s construction and architecture committee to build a skyscraper in Russia.

The company is planning to build a 470m-tall office building and a 140,000m² business centre 9km to the northwest of St Petersburg’s city centre.

St Petersburg’s architecture committee said the official limit for the height buildings in the area is 27m but the limit would be extended to 500m for the Gazprom project.

The project will be completed by 2018, and is designed to be a self-sufficient mini-town outside the St Petersburg residential area, according to Ria Novosti.