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About Novosibirsk

1,473,754 in city
500 km² (193 mi²)
144 m
Novosibirsk is the largest city in Siberia and the 3rd largest in the country. It was founded in 1893 as a settlement of builders of Trans-Siberian Railroad bridge across Ob River and named Novonikolayevsk. Since 2000 the city is the center of the Siberian Federal District. In the beginning of the twentieth century Novosibirsk was nicknamed 'Siberian Chicago' because of rapid population growth. The city expanded greatly during World War II as the Soviet Union moved its production away from German lines. By the early 1950s, Novosibirsk's inhabitants numbered greater than 1 million as the city became the main administrative, industrial and science center of western Siberia. The city is home to Akademgorodok (Academytown) – one of the largest research, scientific and educational centers in Russia. City metro opened in 1985, contributing to the well-developed public transportation system. The city has two airports; one of which, Tolmachevo, is one of the busiest international airports in the country. Novosibirsk continues its rapid growth as a number of residential and commercial developments are about to change the face of the city. The future looks bright for one of the 'Capital of Siberia'.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,520 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Gorsky City I 315 ft 2013
2 Kommunisticheskaya 50 288 ft 2003
3 Sozvezdiye I 282 ft 2011
4 Sozvezdiye V 282 ft 2013
5 Sozvezdiye III 282 ft 2013

Other buildings

No. Type
11 Famous buildings
105 Buildings with construction images