Lakhta Center – a large scale project of the construction of a modern business area in the north-west of Saint Petersburg. Opening in 2018.
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Project Status70-75 floors core
From the construction site
Photos from the construction site.
Over 72,000 square meters of glass will be required for the façade glazing. 16,000 glazing units will be required to create it. Each glazing unit is a parallelogram in shape, and one corner of each is bent by three to four centimeters.
Every new floor slab is turned by 0.82 degrees about the axis of the building. This is how an effect of twisting of the building up to the top is created.
Trusses are the central part of the outrigger wall in the skyscraper. Reinforcement bars are installed around a steel truss and then concrete is poured. The radial outrigger walls in Lakhta Center are composite solutions used for the first time for high-rise buildings in Russia.
The installation of steel structures carried out approximately at the 45th floor level. It is Lakhta Center which will be the second building among the twisted buildings in the world by height. The floors consist of five petals that twist and have their axes. The axes, in their turn, twist about the building’s central axis reaching gradually the center. There are no analogues in the world.
The Lakhta Center height will be 462 meters.
View of Tower from the building with Atrium.
Here a place is prepared, where a 16-meter sphere-planetarium designed as hovered in the air will be located.
The current height of Lakhta Center is more than 50 floors (it is the height of the core).