Russian Youtube videographer Лахта Центр has captured construction of Europe’s tallest building: The Lakhta Centre. In this short clip, we get a glimpse into the visionary building process that goes into such a gigantic project.
The Lakhta Centre is a high-tech skyscraper, involving unique design and technical solutions in its construction. The building, which has a total weight of 670,000 tonnes, is being erected under difficult ground conditions. Piles of up to two metres in diameter — the widest in the world — extend to a depth of 82 metres. Alongside the skyscraper, three more complex facilities are in the final stages of construction — a multifunctional building (including an atrium), together with a slanted podium (a stylobate), with a separate arch, acting as the main entrance. Total floorspace across these facilities runs to 400,000 square metres.