Skyscrapers and high-rise buildings of Moscow

Skyscrapers and high-rise buildings of Moscow (in alphabetical order)

COMECON, also known as the Book House, is a complex of buildings located on the bank of the Moskva river at Novy Arbat, 36 in the Arbat district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. The complex includes 3 buildings united by a common stylobate: a 31-storey administrative skyscraper, a conference center and a 13-storey Mir Hotel.

Domnikov Business Center consists of three buildings located on a single stylobate. Situated in the Krasnoselsky district at the address: Academician Sakharov Avenue, house 30 near the Garden ring and Komsomolskaya Square (area of three stations), Moscow. The business center’s name is associated with its location’s history. In the XVIII century, the householder Lubim Domnikov began to build the first profitable houses.

Moscow International Business Center (MIBC Moscow City) is a developing business district in Moscow on Presnenskaya Embankment (Moskva River). It is part of the Presnensky District of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. Federation Tower is located on site No. 13 of the MIBC. As of November 2014, it became the tallest skyscraper in Europe and remained so for 3 years, until October 2017, after which it was surpassed by the still unfinished St. Petersburg Lakhta Center. In 2018, an observation deck was opened on the 89th floor.

Oruzheyny is a business center located at 41 Oruzheyny Lane, Garden Ring, in the Tverskoy District of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. After a competition, Mikhail Posokhin was chosen as the architect of the building. The style of the building inherits the tradition of Stalinist skyscrapers. This skyscraper has become another architectural dominant of the city.

Stalin skyscrapers – seven (according to the plans eight) high-rise buildings erected in Moscow in 1947-1957. Sometimes “Stalin skyscrapers” are also called buildings designed in a similar style around the same period in some other cities in the USSR and other countries. These buildings are called “seven sisters” in many foreign guidebooks.

See also Architecture of MoscowPalaces and most historic buildings of Moscow.

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