St. Petersburg is a comprehensive industrial city and a famous historical and cultural city in Russia with many historical sites, among which the historical center group of monuments is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The city has again captured the world's attention with a skyscraper, the Lakhta Center. With a height of 462 meters, it has won the title of the tallest building in Europe.
The building is located on the northwestern outskirts of St. Petersburg. The city government originally planned to build the Lakhta Center in the city center. Because its architectural style was incompatible with the ancient buildings next to it, the building was finally built in the suburbs.
The Lakhta Center contains office areas, high-end apartments, super five-star hotels, and so on. Standing on the observation deck of this building, people can enjoy the incredible scenery of St. Petersburg city and the Gulf of Finland. This post will share more information about the stunning Lakhta Center's size.
Description of the Lakhta Center Size
The renowned RMJM Architects designed the Lakhta Center. The shape of the Lakhta Center is very characteristic and avant-garde. The bottom cross-section is a pentagon, which spirals up and meets at the apex of the spire. It is very similar to okra in terms of shape ratio and side texture. Several irregular podiums complement the base of the building. Since there are no high-rise buildings in St. Petersburg, the Lakhta Center is particularly prominent.
As a comprehensive building, about two-thirds of the Lakhta Center's space is used as Gazprom's new headquarters, and the rest also houses a concert hall, a science and education center, etc. Due to its location by the sea, the building is designed with lights like a lighthouse in St. Petersburg.
Height of the Lakhta Center
The Lakhta Center is an 87-floor building with a height of 463 meters (1,517 feet) and an estimated total area of 400,000 square meters. It is the tallest building in Russia and Europe and the 15th in the world highest building. There is also a free public observation deck on the 357-meter-high top floor, allowing people to enjoy the stunning city view.
|Architectural Height||463 m(1,517 ft)|
|Observatory Height||357 m(1,171 ft)|
|Floor Count||87 above ground, 3 below ground|
|Floor Area||163,000 sq m (1,750,000 sq ft)|
The Lakhta Center is the first and currently only supertall building in St. Petersburg and the most northerly skyscraper on Earth. The building was developed by the Russian company Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas producer, and the Lakhta Center became the company's new headquarters. The building is already breaking records and has been noted for using the largest volume of glass ever used on a high-rise building. It also proves forward-thinking regarding energy saving, environmental awareness, and safety.