10/4/2012 3:30 PM
Arabtec has received a AED453 million (US$123 million) contract to build Europe's future tallest tower, the 463-meter (1,520-foot) Lakhta Center. The long-delayed Gazprom project found new life when it was relocated to a more acceptable site after initial opposition.
Construction is scheduled to start this month
"Arabtec has been working on the project since 2008, when Gazprom awarded it a US$2.7 billion contract to build the tower and the surrounding complex," the National reports. "The early-works contract is far more modest than the original deal but it raises the prospect of winning further packages."
Find previous CTBUH coverage of the tower's resurrection here.
Watch the company's explanation of the design below.