Moscow’s Mercury City Tower construction completes

19 November 2012 (Last Updated November 19th, 2012 18:30)

Construction of the new $1bn Mercury City Tower in Moscow, which is claimed to be the Europe's tallest building, has been completed.

Moscow's Mercury City Tower

Construction of the new $1bn Mercury City Tower in Moscow, which is claimed to be the Europe’s tallest building, has been completed.

Earlier this month, Mercury City tower had reached a height of 339m, overtaking the £450m, 310m Shard tower in London, UK.

Built by Russia-based Igor Kesaev in Moscow’s new financial district, the 70-storey mixed office and residential tower is developed by LLC Rasen Story.

The tower has approximately 90,000m² of office space and 20,000m² of apartments, as well as garage space of around 19,000m².

Designed by US-based Frank Williams & Partners Architects, Mercury City Tower will be ready for occupation in 2013.

The residential part of the tower was designed by architect Erick van Egeraat and the building will also house offices, garages, shops and restaurants.

The first 40 floors of the building will have space for offices and the remaining top level floors will feature apartments.

The apartments will be available with a built-up area of 224m² and 226m² and the tower will feature a spa on the 42nd floor.

Mercury City tower will have a total of 29 elevators, three escalators and retail and parking spaces will be located on the basement levels.

Rasen Construction served as the general contractor for the project while Turner acted as the consultant.

Mercury City will be almost 40m higher than Capital City Tower in Moscow, which is also designed by Erick van Egeraat.

Adjacent to Mercury City is the under-construction Federation Tower, which is anticipated to become Europe’s tallest skyscraper when it reaches its final height of 506m in 2013.


Image: The 70-storey Mercury City Tower has about 90,000m² of office space and 20,000m² of apartments. Photo: BpbAlonka.