Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Russia

Russia houses many of the tallest buildings in the Europe entire, in fact 6 of the 10 tallest buildings in Europe are located in Russia. Many of these skyscrapers are concentrated in the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) in the Russian capital, Moscow.

The tallest building in Russia is the Lakhta Center in Saint Petersburg, this is the only skyscraper on the list outside Moscow. Read on to learn about the 10 tallest buildings in Russia and as you go reading you can also find other lists of tallest buildings in other countries.

Moscow International Business Center

Clarifications:

1. For this list only the buildings that have been completed until the date of publication of this post have been taken into account. If a building is completed and is among the 10 tallest buildings in Russia, it will be added to the list as soon as possible.

2. The content has been published on September 13, 2019 and currently has not been updated, please note that the content is based until the mentioned date. If the content is outdated, please comment to update it in the shortest possible time.

Below is the list of 10 tallest buildings or skyscrapers in Russia.

Skyscrapers in Russia: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Russia

10. Evolution Tower

Height: 246 m (807 ft)
Floors: 55
Building Function: Office
Firms: RMJM; GORPROJECT
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2008
Completed: 2015

Evolution Tower (Russian: Башня “Эволюция”) is a 55-storey, 246 m (807 ft) tall skyscraper located on plots 2 and 3 of the Moscow International Business Center. Its construction began in 2008 and completed in 2015. Each of the 55 floors of the tower is rotated 3 degrees relative to the previous one.

9. St. Petersburg Tower (City of Capitals)

Height: 257.2 m (844 ft)
Floors: 65
Building Function: Residential
Firm: NBBJ
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2010

St. Petersburg Tower is an skyscraper located in the City of Capitals complex in Moscow. This complex consists in two skyscrapers that are named after the two historical capitals of Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and an office building. Saint Pertersburg Tower is the ninth tallest building in Russia.

8. Triumph Palace

Height: 264.1 m (866 ft)
Floors: 61
Building Function: Hotel, Residential
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2001
Completed: 2005

The Triumph Palace (Russian: Триу́мф-Пала́с) is an 61-storey skyscraper in Moscow. It is the tallest apartment building in Moscow and all of Europe. It’s sometimes called the Eighth Sister because it has a similar appearance to the Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters are 7 skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style through the 1950s).

7. Naberezhnaya Tower (Tower C)

Height: 268.4 (881 ft)
Floors: 61
Building Function: Office
Firms: RTKL; Enka Design
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2007

Naberezhnaya Tower (Russian: Башня на Hабережной) is an office complex composed of two skyscrapers and a high-rise located on plot 10 in the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC). The buildings are named after the first three letters of the alphabet: Tower A, Tower B and Tower C.

The Tower C is the tallest of the complex and the seventh tallest building in Russia.

6. Moscow Tower (City of Capitals)

Height: 301.8 m (990 f)
Floors: 76
Building Function: Residential
Firm: NBBJ
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2010

Moscow Tower is an skyscraper located in the City of Capitals complex in Moscow. City of Capitals is composed for two skyscrapers named after the two historical capitals of Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and an office building. Moscow Tower is the tallest building in the complex and the sixth tallest building in Russia.

Read also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the United States.

5. Eurasia Tower

Height: 308.9 m (1,013 ft)
Floors: 72
Building Functions: Residential, Hotel, Office
Firm: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2015

Eurasia (Russian: Евразия), also known as Steel Peak (Russian: Стальная Вершина), is a 308.9 meters (1,013 ft) tall skyscraper located on plot 12 of the Moscow International Business Center. The mixed-use building houses offices, apartments, a hotel, fitness center, and a casino. It is the fifth tallest building in Russia, and the sixth tallest in Europe.

4. Mercury City Tower

Height: 338.8 m (1,112 ft)
Floors: 75
Building Functions: Residential, Office
Firms: Frank Williams and Associates; M.M. Posokhin
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2013

Mercury City Tower (Russian: Меркурий Сити Тауэр) is a supertall skyscraper located on plot 14 in the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC). the mixed-use building houses offices, apartments, a fitness center, and retail stores.

The Mercury City Tower’s distinctive copper-colored cladding makes the building stand out among its neighboring skyscrapers in the MIBC as well as the entirety of Moscow.

3. OKO Residential Tower

Height: 354.2 m (1,162 ft)
Floors: 90
Building Function: Residential, Serviced Apartments, Hotel
Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2011
Completed: 2015

OKO is a complex of two skyscrapers located on plot 16 in the Moscow International Business Center. The complex is composed for two skyscrapers: North Tower and South Tower (also known as the OKO Apartment Tower); both are among the tallest skyscrapers in Russia, even though the latter being the taller of the two and it’s the third-tallest in Russia.

The complex was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, an American firm that has also designed other high-rise buildings around the world, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Read Also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the United Arab Emirates.

2. Vostok Tower (Federation Tower)

Height: 373.7 (1,226 ft)
Floors: 93
Building Function: Residential, Office
Firm: Schweger Associated Architects
City: Moscow
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2016

(right side tower)

Vostok Tower is a 93-storey, 373.7 (1,226 ft) tall skyscraper located in the Federation Tower complex (Russian: Башня Федерации) in Russia’s Capital City. This complex is composed for two skyscrapers: Zapad Tower and Vostok Tower. The complex’s construction began in 2005, Zapad was completed in 2008 and Vostok was completed in 2016. It is the second tallest building in Russia and Europe.

1. Lakhta Center

Height: 462 m (1,516 ft)
Floors: 87
Building Function: Public Facilities, Offices
Firms: RMJM; GORPROJECT
City: Saint Petersburg
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2019

The Lakhta Center (Russian: Ла́хта це́нтр) is an 87-story skyscraper built in the outskirts of Lakhta in Saint Petersburg’s city. Standing 462 metres (1,516 ft) tall, the Lakhta Center is the tallest building in Russia and Europe entire.

This one is the newest skyscraper in the list; its construction started in 2012 and was completed in 2019. Lakhta Center surpassed Vostok Tower of the Federation Towers in Moscow as the tallest building in Russia and Europe on 5 October 2017.

Although the building has not yet been officially opened, it’s been added to the list because its construction has already been completed. The opening date of the complex will be determined after the completion of finishing and landscaping. The improvement of the embankments is planned to be completed at the end of 2020.

Read also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the world.