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Controversial Plan For St. Petersburg Skyscraper Cancelled

Controversial Plan For St. Petersburg Skyscraper Cancelled

By RFE/RL Russian authorities have canceled a controversial plan to build a towering glass and steel skyscraper in St. Petersburg that opponents have long said would have ruined the city’s magnificent baroque skyline. St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko told Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, “A final decision on the move has been taken.” The 403-meter tower, […]

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Controversial Petersburg skyscraper set to be built—reports

Controversial Petersburg skyscraper set to be built—reports

Agence France-Presse First Posted 17:43:00 10/09/2010 SAINT PETERSBURG—A skyscraper Russian gas giant Gazprom wants to construct in Saint Petersburg in the face of bitter opposition is set to be built after a key state body approved the plan, reports said Saturday. Opponents of the project have contested that the Okhta Centre — a conical glass […]

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St Petersburg world heritage status threatened by skyscraper

St Petersburg world heritage status threatened by skyscraper

Authorities in St Petersburg have approved plans for the city’s first skyscraper, a needle-shaped structure that will dwarf its 18th century low-rise skyline and imperil its UNESCO world heritage status. By Andrew Osborn in Moscow Published: 2:43PM BST 23 Sep 2009 Russia’s state natural gas giant Gazprom has won approval to build a gargantuan skyscraper […]

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