Gazprom is helping shape the new status of St. Petersburg as an ever-growing megalopolis and a major international hub of business activity. It was proposed to build a new skyscraper, dubbed Lakhta Center 2. It will be 703 meters tall, organically integrated into the modern architectural ensemble and will take global leadership in technological innovation and green construction. A Scottish architecture firm has released the plans. The Lakhta Center II will become the world’s second-tallest building with the absolute highest observation deck (at 590 meters) and top accessible floor. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, measures 828 meters (2,717 feet).
The new tower projected for St.Petersburg is born out of a daring idea that has been inspired by energy in all of its forms, from helical waves generated around deep space quasars to the spirals of wave energy. The exterior design of the building is consistent with the elegant smooth lines of the Lakhta Center,” said Tony Kettle, the architect of the Lakhta Center 2 project. The Lakhta Center II will feature office space, accommodation and relaxation spaces over 150 floors. Lakhta Center 2 continues the traditions of St. Petersburg, as the Peter and Paul Fortress, which was founded by Peter the Great in the early 18th century, was also one of the world’s tallest buildings at the time. Over 30 sports facilities have been built in St. Petersburg under the Gazprom for Children program, including sports and health centers. Within the next few years, the Company is going to build more sports and health centers and a sports center with an exercise room.