Lakhta Center Europe’s tallest skyscraper nears completion – CNN Style


Written by Jacopo Prisco, CNN The tallest building in Europe is nearly complete. Rising above a new waterfront complex in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Lakhta Center’s tower stands at 462 meters (1,516 feet) tall, making it the city’s first “supertall” building (one measuring 300 meters or above). The structure is now the northernmost skyscraper in the world, according to its developers. The 87-story tower twists a full 90 degrees from its foundation to its top, like a winding needle. This makes it one of the world’s tallest examples of a “twisted” skyscraper design. Its soaring…

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