Moscow’s Mercury City is now Europe’s tallest building

Mercury City tower has topped out in Moscow, edging out Renzo Piano’s Shard in London to become Europe’s tallest building at 339m.

Designed by Mikhail Posokhin, Gennadiy Lvovich Sirota and the late architect Frank Williams, the 70-storey tower is due to be completed next year.

Mercury City is notable for its copper-hued glass façade.

However, it will only hold the title for a short period, as next year it will be trumped by the 506m-high Federation Tower, also in Moscow.

Moscow is the European city with the most skyscrapers, with 87 buildings which are at least 100m high or have more than 40 floors.

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