Leaving the new metro station "Mezhdunarodnaya", you immediately find yourself in the City. Construction is in full swing. Is the smaller of the Federation's two towers almost complete? offices and apartments are almost sold out.
At the price, as explained by the deputy. Olga Karpova, construction director of MIRAX GROUP, is significantly influenced by the beautiful views from the windows and the overall height of the building. The first is easy to explain and understandable, because it entertains the inhabitants. The second is more a matter of ambition and can be achieved in different ways. The height of the Federation Tower, for example, is measured by the spire put by architects Peter Schweger and Sergei Tchoban between two volumes inclined to each other. Together with the spire, it should become the tallest skyscraper in Europe - 448 meters. The 600-meter tower “Russia” conceived by Foster is still being designed …
The excursion took place with a gradual ascent upward. From the roof of the 4-storey development office one can clearly see the almost finished tower "A", in which most of the floors are glazed, some of which are already in use. The names "A" and "B" were working for the towers - now they are named after the cardinal points: the Western has been built and the big Eastern one is just beginning to break through. The new names emphasize the ideological semantics of the "Federation", which occupies a key place in the composition of the complex and is simultaneously turned both to the West and to the East. Interestingly, at a recent competition for a new name for the towers, the majority proposed the original Russian name for the pair "Ivan da Marya", where the connecting union symbolized the spire, and the most innovative turned out to be "Fedya with a walkie-talkie".
After the stories about the life of the towers, the most interesting thing began - the ascent to the top point. Although the journey took place through a smaller skyscraper, it was exciting, since few managed to see Moscow from the 46th floor (150 meters) - right from a bird's eye view … and even more so to climb in a free-floating construction elevator that pulls you up the façade plane. gradually leading away from the earth and revealing the panorama of the night city. On the forty-sixth floor, the wind is still blowing with might and main, and the approach is fenced off with a rope cable at a distance of 2-3 meters from the edge. "On the seven winds" photographs of the Moskva River, the Bagration Bridge and the City under construction turned out to be almost abstract.
On the 12th floor, where we were taken from above, the scenery has changed beyond recognition - instead of a cold concrete structure, wide open to the whole city, there are orderly rows of offices, partitioned off by frosted glass walls. Arranged furniture and working people created the impression of an inhabited space, from which, like through a large screen, one can observe the life of a big city.