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Kettle Collective Designs World’s Second-Tallest Tower

Lakhta Centre II: rendering by Kettle Collective

Scottish architecture practice Kettle Collective has unveiled designs for a 703-m-tall supertall skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Russia, which would be the second-tallest building in the world, Dezeen reported on May 26. Called Lakhta Centre II, the 150-story building would also have, at 590 m, the highest occupied floor in the world. The tallest building in the world is the 828-m-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill; it has a top floor height of 585 m. Lakhta Centre II would sit next to the Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian energy firm Gazprom that completed in October 2018 and is currently the tallest building in Russia. A construction timeline has not been reported.

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