The Russian gas and oil giant Gazprom is planning to build new office space in St. Petersburg Russia. The new office will be located in the outer parts of the city and was designed by RMJM. The estimated cost will be around 3 Billion USD!
In case you didn’t know, Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world and the largest Russian company. It was created in 1989 when the Ministry of Gas Industry of the Soviet Union transformed itself into a corporation. The company was later privatized in part, but currently the Russian government holds a controlling stake.
The company initially wanted to have the tower at a height of 396m, but after certain changes the ultimate height will now be 426m. The project is also to have some green credentials as it will be built on a 17 hectare chunk of brownfield site outside the city of St. Petersburg.