Liebherr tower cranes erecting Europe’s tallest building

Vania Goncalves 8 Aug 2016 ASIA, EUROPE BUILDINGS

Ten Liebherr tower cranes are being used in Russia to construct what will be the Europe’s tallest building.

The Lakhta tower, part of the Lahkta Center in St. Petersburg, will be 462m high when completed.

The 87-storey building was designed by British architects RMJM and will be home to the head office of energy company Gazprom.

The tower will include sports facilities, a children’s technical park, a planetarium, a panoramic restaurant, a viewing terrace and additional office space.

Moreover, the project will include the construction of a multi-purpose building featuring a cinema and theatre, among other amenities.

Contractor Reinaissance Construction is erecting the Lakhta tower using four Liebherr luffing jib cranes, while the multi-purpose facility is being built with three luffing jib and three high-top cranes — all owned by rental company Sutek.

The tower is expected to be complete in 2018.

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