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Officials greenlight a record-breaking skyscraper for Moscow

5 July 2018

Plans for a new skyscraper that is set to become Moscow’s tallest building have been approved by Russian officials.

At more than 400-metres tall, the yet-to-be-named tower will be built in the capital’s high-rise Moscow City district by Sergey Skuratov Architects. It is slated for completion in 2024.

More than half of the 104-story building will be given over to private apartments, with space for offices, restaurants, shops, and a sport and health centre complete with swimming pool.

The skyscraper will miss out on the title of Europe’s tallest building by a mere 60 metres, after failing to measure up to the 462-metre high Lakhta Centre in Saint Petersburg.