The building's green credentials are legion with a triple glazed low E façade, solar cells which feed electricity back into the Moscow grid, precipitation harvesting which reduces the need for the toilets' water by 30% and the potential for thermopiles and cooling by river water.
Plans call for 5,605,891 square feet of gross floor space.
Groundbreaking was attended by Moscow's mayor, Yuir Luzhkov, as well as members of the Moscow Government.
On completion, this would have been the tallest naturally ventilated tower in the world.
The triangular shape means that the residential, hotel and office elements can all have their own entrance.
Construction work stopped in October 2008 because of financial problems.
On 27 April, 2009, Alexander Kuzmin, Moscow Head Architect, announced that the project was cancelled due to financial problems.
This would have been the tallest building in Europe on completion.
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