Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in St. Petersburg with the Gazprom headquarter and public spaces occupying a third of the area. Construction was completed in October 2018, now start work on the arrangement of business and public areas. The opening will take place in about a year, when the complex will be fully prepared to meet guests.
Deformation of Lakhta Center will be controlled by a monitoring system designed in Russia
Saint Petersburg, June 19. /TASS/. An automatic deformation monitoring system designed by Russian experts will be deployed in Europe's tallest building, Lakhta Center Tower in Saint Petersburg. Lakhta Center Multifunctional Complex Chief Engineer Sergey Nikiforov made this announcement to journalists on Tuesday.
"Last week we completed the installation of a deformation monitoring system and currently it is being set up and debugged. About 3 thousand sensors, which are installed all over the building, gather information about the state of all the critical structures. In addition, the system features special devices that we install even on the spire and which detect deviations of the geometry from the central axis", he said.
According to him, the system is unique and was developed by Russian experts. It utilizes a shared platform, gathering information from all the sensors, processing it and making recommendations.
Lakhta Center will house the headquarters of Gazprom. The developer plans that the most office spaces are going to be concentrated in the Tower and will occupy 129.9 thousand square meters on 86 floors. About 10 thousand more square meters of office spaces will be housed in the Multifunctional Building. Earlier it was reported that the Center was to be commissioned by late 2018 with the first offices ready for use in November 2018.
In October 2017 Lakhta Center Tower became the tallest skyscraper in Europe, standing at 462 meters, having beaten the Federation Tower in Moscow (374 meters tall according to the official website of the complex).