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St. Petersburg

About St. Petersburg

4,879,566 in city
4,891,000 in metro
1,431 m² (15,403 ft²)
3 m
Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter I. The whole city was built above a swamp and required a vast amount of slaves. The city centre was built along two centuries and has remained mostly as it was over 100 years ago. Saint Petersburg has a rich and powerful history as the capital of Russian Federation from 1709 to the foundation of Soviet Union in 1922. Saint Petersburg has raised and captivated large amount of artists, writers, musicians and scientists. It has lost its economical top position to Moscow, but it is still considered the cultural centre of Russia. Historical city centre is left as a proof of gone glory of the city and Russia. New wave of residential developments are concentrated around the city centre as the Russia's new wave of rich people settle into the city.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
2,762 All Buildings
2,539
existing
212
under construction
3
planned
5
unbuilt
3
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Tower Lider 459 ft 2013
2 Aleksandr Nevsky 381 ft 2012
3 Bogatyrsky Prospekt 2 354 ft 2003
4 Atlantic City 344 ft 2009
5 Poema u Tryokh Ozyor 3A 328 ft 2010