St. Petersburg to get a new 703-meter-tall skyscraper

Gazprom energy corporation has just released the architectural concept of another tower called ‘Lakhta-2’ it is planning to build in the northern capital. Gazprom has an ambitious plan to build the second tallest building in the world. The 703-meter-tall skyscraper, dubbed ‘Lakhta-2’, will only be a little shorter than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa in Dubai. At the same time, the new building will have the tallest viewpoint in the world - at 590 meters - and will break the record of the highest operating floor. 703 is also not an accidental number, it refers to the year 1703, when Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg.