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24 April 2008

Construction of Mirax City's Federation Complex in Moscow, which is being managed by Turner Construction - International LLC, is now well advanced. The mixed-use development includes two towers, the 354 m high, 93-storey Tower A and the 240 m high, 62-storey Tower B, on a common podium. A 432 m high spike containing lift and stair cores will connect the two towers. When completed in 2007, the Federation Complex will be Europe's tallest building and will contain more than 320000 m2 of internal space. Concrete construction on Tower B is being carried out by Turkish company Ant Yapi Insaat, while Tower A is being constructed by China State Construction and Engineering Corp. Construction is using “high strength concrete technology” and a hydraulic self-climbing formwork system for the sheer walls - for the first time in Russia. At present the cores around Tower B are being formed using Meva's plastic-faced (alkus) Mammut panels, with one storey completed every three days.

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