Plans revealed for ‘world’s second tallest’ skyscraper

By Leila Steed27 May 2021

Scotland-based architecture company Kettle Collective has announced plans for what it says will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world.

Currently known only as the “Kakhta Center II”, the tower will be built in St Petersburg, Russia, and will reach a height of 703 metres tall.

According to Kettle Collective, that means the building will be twice as tall as the 380m high Shard in London and 71m taller than China’s Shanghai Tower.

While no indication of a start or completion date was given for the project, the architecture firm said the tower would have roughly 220,000m2 of accommodation space and a 590m2 top floor viewing gallery.

Kettle Collective, which recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development, said the viewing gallery would be the highest of any building in the world...Sign in to continue reading.

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