Mass Demonstration Opposes St. Petersburg Highrise

<p>Thousands of demonstrators in St. Petersburg call for a halt to the proposed Gazprom headquarters, a high-rise tower that would be taller than New York's Empire State Building.</p>
March 18, 2007, 9am PDT | Charles Siegel
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Thousands of people marched on Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg on March 3, 2007, protesting against the policies of city governor Valentina Matvienko and calling for a halt to the proposed Gazprom City project.

Gazprom City would include a new headquarters building for Gazprom, Russia's energy monopoly, which would be taller than New York's Empire State Building. St Petersburg has been designated a UNESCO heritage site because of its classical character. The glass-clad tower, designed by the British architectural firm RMJM, would change the city's character drastically.

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Published on Thursday, March 15, 2007 in INTBAU News
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