Federation Tower

complex of skyscrapers

The Federation Tower (Russian: Башня Федерации, romanized: Bashnya Federatsii) is a skyscraper made up of two skyscrapers built on the 13th lot of the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) in Moscow, Russia. The two skyscrapers are named Tower East or Vostok (Russian: Восток; literally means "East") and Tower West or Zapad (Russian: Запад; literally means "West").

Federation Tower
Башня Федерации
General information
TypeResidential building; office building
Architectural stylePostmodernism
Location16, Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment, Moscow-City, Moscow, Russia
Coordinates55°44′59.17″N 37°32′13.70″E / 55.7497694°N 37.5371389°E / 55.7497694; 37.5371389
Construction started2005
CompletedDecember 7, 2017
OpenedZapad: 2008
Vostok: December 7, 2017
CostUS$1.2 billion[1]
OwnerAEON Corporation
Antenna spire450 m (1,476 ft) (dismantled)
Top floor374 m (1,227 ft) (East Tower)
242 m (794 ft) (West Tower)
Technical details
Floor count97 (East Tower)
63 (West Tower)
Floor area439,154 m2 (4,727,010 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSergei Tchoban, Peter Schweger
DeveloperMirax Group (now Potok Corporation)
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Main contractorRenaissance Construction Company

The supertall skyscraper Tower East (Vostok) is currently the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe and Russia after Lakhta Center, and the 55th-tallest building in the world. Zapad is a shorter skyscraper than Vostok and is the 11th-tallest building in Russia.

Standing upon the same versatile plinth, two towers grace the skyline. Among Moscow's most iconic high-rises, the Federation Tower boasts a distinct profile with its twin glass sails facing each other. Reaching a soaring height of 374 meters,[2] this complex was crowned Europe's tallest skyscraper by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2017. Pioneering the concept of a vertical city in modern Russia, each tower blends office and residential spaces with recreational amenities. The six-story plinth hosts offices and a shopping arcade, supported by a robust concrete foundation. Anchoring the towers' stability are imposing concrete cores with walls measuring 1.4 meters thick at their base, complemented by 25 perimeter columns spanning from foundation to summit. At intervals of 25 to 30 stories, steel outrigger levels reinforce structural integrity. Facades feature cutting-edge glazing systems, harnessing sunlight while regulating internal temperatures akin to traditional brick walls in insulation efficiency.


  1. "The Federation Tower - Tallest Building in Europe - Every Record". Every-Record.com. February 1, 2016. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  2. "Federation Tower / Tchoban Voss Architekten + SPEECH + SCHWEGER ARCHITEKTEN". ArchDaily. 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2024-04-28.