Evolution Tower

 

Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 3
west of Vystavochnyy Pereulok
Moskva (Moscow) RU 123317 Russia

geo: 55.748472,37.542125

 
Construction began in 2011 and was completed in 2014. Evolution Tower has 55 stories, with a ballroom on the top floor. It is part of the Moscow International Business Center.

from Wikipedia:

''The Evolution Tower was designed by British architect Tony Kettle in collaboration with University of Edinburgh's Professor of Art Karen Forbes, RMJM architecture firm, and Philipp Nikandrov of engineering firm Gorproekt as chief architect. Despite the design being compared to the double helix-shape of DNA, Kettle stated his main inspiration was Auguste Rodin's sculpture, the Kiss.''

Initially, companies Snegiri Development and Inteko led by Alexander Chigirinsky and Yelena Baturina respectively had planned on the site in constructing a skyscraper named the City Palace, also named the Wedding Palace. However, the project was put on hold when the Great Recession struck. In 2010, Inteko sold the plot to businessman Viktor Rashnikov and his partner Nader Nader. The idea of an office building was then favored over the City Palace and thus resulted in the Evolution Tower. Turkish company Rönesans Holding was to be the general contractor of the new plan.''  Read more »