Sunday, 7 August 2011

Gazprom tower gets green light

Gazprom’s contentious tower, now relocated to the Gulf of Finland, has cleared the latest planning hurdle after St. Petersburg’s authorities gave the go-ahead for the Lakhta Center.

Although the planned 500-meter structure dwarves the official height limit of 27 meters, the city’s architecture committee agreed to make an exception for the state-owned energy giant.

An earlier plan to build a 400-meter skyscraper in the city center was withdrawn last year due to widespread protest.

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