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The 10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction in Europe

A study conducted by Emporis, the international provider of building data, has revealed that Moscow is set to retain its title as the skyscraper capital of Europe. Already home to 4 of Europe's top 5 - including the Mercury City Tower, Europe's current tallest at 338m - Moscow is also home to 6 of the 10 tallest European Buildings under construction. Three of these buildings will also surpass the height of the Mercury City Tower.

However, despite having the greatest concentration of supertall buildings, Moscow is set to lose its crown for the tallest building in Europe to St Petersburg, with the 463m Lakhta Center due for completion in 2018. Also making the top 10 list with 3 buildings being constructed over 250m is Istanbul. You can see the full top 10 list after the break.

Skyland Towers, Istanbul. Image © Eroglu ST Towers, Moscow. Image © SPEECH architectural office Eurasia Tower, Moscow. Image © Swanke Hayden Connell Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul

1. Lakhta Center, St Petersburg / RMJM/Kettle Collective (468m, Completion date 2018)

Lakhta Center, St Petersburg. Image Courtesy of www.proektvlahte.ru
Lakhta Center, St Petersburg. Image Courtesy of www.proektvlahte.ru

2. Vostok, Moscow / Nps+Partner/Schweger + Partner (361m, Completion date 2016)

Vostok, Moscow. Image © MinPai+
Vostok, Moscow. Image © MinPai+

3. OKO Apartment Tower, MoscowSOM (352m, Completion date 2015)

OKO Apartment Tower, Moscow. Image © Igor Butyrskii
OKO Apartment Tower, Moscow. Image © Igor Butyrskii

4. Eurasia Tower, Moscow / SCHA/Summa International (309m, Completion date 2014)

Eurasia Tower, Moscow. Image © Swanke Hayden Connell
Eurasia Tower, Moscow. Image © Swanke Hayden Connell

5 & 6. ST Towers, MoscowHOK/SPEECH Architectural Office (288m, Completion date 2015)

ST Towers, Moscow. Image © SPEECH architectural office
ST Towers, Moscow. Image © SPEECH architectural office

7 & 8. Skyland Office & Skyland Residential Towers, Istanbul / Broadway Malyan (284m, Completion date 2016)

Skyland Towers, Istanbul. Image © Eroglu
Skyland Towers, Istanbul. Image © Eroglu

9. Evolution Tower, MoscowRMJM/Kettle Collective (255m, Completion date 2014)

Evolution Tower, Moscow. Image © Igor Butyrskii
Evolution Tower, Moscow. Image © Igor Butyrskii

10. The Metropol Tower, Istanbul / RMJM/Dome + Partners (250m, Completion date 2016)

Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul
Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul
Cite:Rory Stott. "The 10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction in Europe" 07 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/504074/the-10-tallest-buildings-under-construction-in-europe/>