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Good evening. Thank you very much for your attention to my photos .
Moscow International Business Center " Moscow City" business district under construction in Moscow Presnenskaya waterfront . As part of the "Moscow- City" area is created business activity , which will bring together business , holiday apartment, accommodation and leisure .
Central core is divided into two parts: the underground and aboveground .
In the underground part of the kernel includes three metro stations , including serving from 2005 " Exhibition " Filevskaya line . Also there is a parking lot for 2750 cars and a technical room. Underground public space takes shopping mall , which is a development of multi- trade area , as well as underground lobbies with pedestrian zones and transitions in buildings located in neighboring areas . On the west side of the central core is VIP- parking .
The ground part is divided into three functional areas : Hotel , Retail and entertainment complex ; Concert hall with a capacity of about 6,000 people .
Hotel built from borrowed funds , the amount of capital investment will be about 50-55 million dollars . The hotel has 5 stair- lift blocks , connecting elevated floor of the hotel with underground parking and trading enterprises . Onsite will house apartments, restaurants , winter gardens , terraces, technical and auxiliary rooms .
Shopping and entertainment complex located in the central part of the building . It is divided into 4 zones, reflecting conceptually seasons. Volume complex formed front 5 -storey 4- modular volumes. The complex includes a trade and exhibition zones , entertainment and entertainment , park , ice rink , exhibitions, catering , shopping and entertainment facilities , galleries, restaurants . Main recreational space covered by a glass dome.
Concert hall designed to host significant entertainment events , galas , forums, mass celebrations . Round plan room has a convertible scenic part of disclosures , if necessary . Inputs are made through the hall lobbies . Amount of capital investment will be about 120-140 million dollars . Start of construction: 2005 , End of construction: 2014 . Total area of building: 450,000 m ˛; Total investment : $ 300 million
"Tower 2000" - a 34- storey office building located on the right bank of the Moskva River . The tower is connected to the IBC trade pedestrian bridge "Bagration" , which became the first building in the framework of the International Business Center . In addition to office space in the building located underground parking , restaurants and other recreational facilities . Start of construction: 1996 . End of construction: 2001 . Height: 104 meters . Number of floors : 34. Total area: 61 057 m ˛.
Evolution Tower . " Tower of Evolution" in height and 53 floors. In a multifunctional center will include both premises directly Wedding Palace with ballrooms and restaurants , and office space.
In stylobate center provides shopping and entertainment facilities , as well as pedestrian links between SST "Bagration " metro station " Exhibition " and premises " central core ." The underground part provides for the deployment of underground parking . Start of construction: 2011 . Completion: 2014 . Height : 255 meters. Number of floors: 53 . Total land area : 2,549 ha. Total area: 169,000 m ˛. Total Area Wedding Palace : 2000 m ˛. Place: 1350 . Architect Tony Kettle
Complex "Imperia Tower"
 «Imperia Tower» is a multifunctional complex, combining office space , apartments , five-star hotel and entertainment center. The hotel is designed for 292 rooms . The hotel rooms are located on the 33 - 41 floors of the building . 41 floor high-rise located lobby where the front desk accommodated , restaurants, a sky bar .
Complex architecturally linked to Presnenskaya promenade and directly connected to the quay of the river passenger transport. Start of construction: 2006 . Completion: 2011 . Height : 239 meters. Number of floors: 60 . Total land area : 1.74 hectares. Total area : 287,723 m ˛. The main building is 203 191 m ˛. Total floor space : 98,247 m ˛. The total area of ​​the hotel 27 000m ˛. Total area of ​​apartments : 44 544 m ˛. Place: 1530 . Architect: Giovanni Korradetti .
Complex " Tower on the Quay ." The complex includes three buildings of different heights ( 17, 27 and 61 storeys) . In October 2004, the 17- storey building was ready to enter tenants. In October 2005, the second 27 -storey . Construction of the third skyscraper began in January 2005 , ended in October 2007 , when he was commissioned . Block A and Block B are located on four and block C over five underground floors . Public facilities located on the first basement level , and a shopping hall combine them into a coherent whole .
The complex will house office space "A" class , including one underground floor , which will be set aside for retail trade. On the remaining floors will house underground car parks . Start of construction: 2003 . Completion: 2007 . Height: 268 m Number of floors : Tower "C" - 61 , Tower "B" -27 , Tower "A" - 17. Total area : 1.6 hectares . The total area of ​​the tower "A" : 39,800 m ˛. The total area of ​​the tower "B" : 53,994 m ˛. The total area of ​​the tower "C" : 160,200 m ˛. Investment: $ 200 million .
Federation Tower
Unique building that combines architectural elegance, comfort and ergonomics. The culmination of the building is the tallest building in Europe, 509 meters in height . The structure is a structure of two triangular towers height of 385 m and 252 m above the ground , located on the podium . Concluded between them spire 509 m towers will house offices and apartments, shared technical floors , and a restaurant . In the steeple accommodate panoramic lifts and escape ladders . In stylobate planned to organize the full range of commercial and residential services. The underground part includes parking , technical room and the pedestrian zone linking the complex to the central part of the business center , northern departure and a complex 12 site. Start of construction: 2003 . End of construction : 201x year. Height: Tower of the "West" - 252 m tower "East" - 385 m steeple - 509 m Number of floors : Tower "East" - 97 , "West" - 65 . Total area : 452,000 m ˛. Total land area : 1.07 hectares. Architects: Sergey Choban Schweger and Peter (Germany) . Investment: $ 450 million .
Sincerely . Oleg

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Date Taken:6 Jan 2014 - 6:08 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
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Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
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Title:Christmas envelops the city ...
Username:Oleg_Lobzin Oleg_Lobzin
Uploaded:6 Jan 2014 - 7:20 PM
Tags:Architecture, City. Moscow - City. Lights. Building. Skyscrapers. Sky. Fog. Christmas., Digital art, Flash / lighting, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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Excellent night time image Oleg. The light coming from the high rise buildings is super.

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jacquig  2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 - 9:17 PM

A very exciting and atmospheric image, Oleg. Smile

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Spectacular. I would love to visit Moscow again but doubt that it will ever happen so thank you for giving me a glimpse of this development.

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9 Jan 2014 - 2:49 PM

A very interesting night shot which I like full of atmosphere and what an in depth narrative makes for very interesting reading - Elizabeth xx

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