RMJM could lose Europe’s highest tower job
RMJM’s involvement in plans for Europe’s tallest tower looks uncertain after energy giant Gazprom revealed it will talk to other practices about redesigning its controversial Okhta scheme on a new site in St Petersburg
Gazprom recently moved the proposed location of the 455m-tall tower to the Primorsk district, outside St Petersburg’s heritage zone, where the company has bought a 14-hectare site.
The tower was due to be built closer to St Petersburg city centre but drew major opposition from conservationists and UNESCO, causing permission for the scheme to be pulled.
RMJM has been involved in the project since December 2006. Gazprom said discussions are still taking place with the practice but that other architects will also be consulted.
A spokeswoman for Gazprom said discussions are at an early stage but it intends to adapt the design of the tower to fit its new location.
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