Federation Tower

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Height: Occupied
360.1 m / 1,181 ft
Height: To Tip
373.7 m / 1,226 ft
Height: Architectural
373.7 m / 1,226 ft
Federation Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
326.9 m / 1,073 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Development GFA
442,915 m² / 4,767,497 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Federation Tower
Name of Complex Federation Tower
Other Names Башня Федерации, Federation Towers - Vostok Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Russia
City Moscow
Street Address & Map 12 Presnenskaya Embankment
Postal Code 123100
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material concrete
Completion 2016
Official Website Federation Tower
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #46 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #2 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Russia
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Moscow

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer ZAO Bashnya Federatsiya
Design Rimax Design; SPEECH
Architect of Record nps tchoban voss
Structural Engineer
Engineer of Record Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Ebert-Ingenieure
Project Manager Turner International LLC
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; thyssenkrupp; Schindler; Renaissance Construction Company; Stolitsa
Other Consultant
Façade Priedemann Facade Experts
• Marketing Wordsearch
• Vertical Transportation thyssenkrupp; Schindler
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co.,Ltd.
• Construction Hoists PEGA
• Crane Liebherr; FAVCO
• Electrical Schneider Electric
• Elevator Schindler; thyssenkrupp
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl
• Formwork Peri Group
• HVAC Alfa Laval; Carrier
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About Federation Tower

Federation Tower is designed as part of a larger complex, Federation Towers, rises along with the shorter Zapad Tower from a shared nine-story podium. The two buildings mirror each other in design, with softly sloping exteriors that narrow as they rise, though Vostok Tower is 131 meters taller than its counterpart. The towers form two rounded equilateral triangles in plan with sides that bow outward. A 506-meter spire was originally planned to rise out of the podium in the center of the complex, but was dismantled in 2015 after it had been partially constructed.

The building utilizes a concrete core and is the first in Russia to utilize super high-strength, high-performance concrete. In addition, three levels of steel outrigger truss systems work to strengthen the building by distributing gravity and wind loads between the core and perimeter framing. The tower has a straightforward façade; a hanging glass curtain wall provides the main external ornamentation for the structure. Horizontal stripes delineating the building’s individual floors work to augment the building’s perceived girth. The rotund configuration of the tower is underplayed by the podium, which meets the street with a rectilinear extension that caters to the human scale for pedestrians. Like many buildings of this size, underground linkages enhance how the building connects with the surrounding urban environment. Several levels below ground, the complex ties in with the Moscow Metro and a large shopping center. Eventually, all of Moscow City is to be connected below grade, creating a truly “underground city.”

CTBUH Initiatives

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018 – CTBUH News

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

Building Tours Accompanying ‘Moscow Gaining Height’
24 Oct 2008 – Tour Report

More Initiatives

CTBUH Initiatives Related to Federation Tower

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Building Tours Accompanying ‘Moscow Gaining Height’
24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Tour Report
Following five sessions of knowledgeable speaker presentations, the remaining day and a half of the conference was devoted to technical tours.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third…
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II

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