English-Language Media on the Gazprom Tower

This is a list of publications in English-language media (including some blogs and a few English translations of Russian articles). The links are given in chronological order. The principal events in the story of the Gazprom tower project, which is being pushed by Gazprom and the Petersburg authorities despite protests from Petersburg's residents, architects, and public figures, are highlighted in red.

 

It is telling that the press section of the English-language version of Okhta Center's official site is empty (as accessed on Oct. 18, 2009): http://www.ohta-center.ru/en/articles/

 

Although Gazprom knows how to deal with the Russian media when placing publicity stories, it looks as if it is largely impotent in the field of international media.

 

Most of the international publications express critical opinions about the RMJM-designed 400-meter tower project that is supposed to be built close to St. Petersburg's historical center. Actually, we have found only two articles praising the Okhta Center skyscraper: one by Tony Kettle, UK Managing Director of RMJM and lead architect on the project: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/news-analysis/russias-rebirth-requires-a-unique-building-design/5204743.article; and another by a certain Karim Yergaliyev, on the Habitat blog: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/25/new-gazprom-tower-will-be-europes-tallest-most-sustainable/.

 

Complete with RMJM's colorful CGI images of the tower, the posting, reprinted on a few other blogs, shamelessly praises the tower for its alleged beauty and eco-friendliness, but a quick Google search showed that the "19-year-old Washington resident Karim Yergaliyev" was previously caught planting "phony stories on behalf of marketers":

http://news.cnet.com/Digg-continues-to-battle-phony-stories/2100-1025_3-6144652.html.

 

A separate list of articles on the subject published in the St. Petersburg Times, Petersburg's English-language newspaper, can be found at http://docs.google.com/View?id=dfb4tc3w_115fttm5zdc.

 

If you find some important link is missing, please write to mailto:chernov@sptimes.ru.

Note. Tons of stuff about the skyscraper controversy has been published by Megan Dixon, an American sociologist, on her blog, Urban Activism in St. Petersburg, at http://meganinpiter.blogspot.com/.

2010

CHERNOV’S CHOICE (Blue Ribbon, Shevchuk)

The St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 29, 2010

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30713

RMJM HIRES 'FRED THE SHRED'

The Architects’ Journal, Jan. 17, 2010

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/rmjm-hires-fred-the-shred/5212976.article

 

FROM SHRED TO SHED - GOODWIN REBUILDS HIS CAREER WITH ARCHITECT

Financial Times, Jan. 16, 2010

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/02a72cbc-023f-11df-8b56-00144feabdc0.html

 

FRED THE SHRED WAS NEVER GOING TO OPT FOR A QUIET LIFE

The Herald Scotland, Jan. 16, 2010

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/herald-view/fred-the-shred-was-never-going-to-opt-for-a-quiet-life-1.999112

 

MORRISON'S RUM-JUM: A GLOBAL PLAYER WITH A HOST OF 'CROWN JEWEL' PROJECTS

The Scotsman, Jan. 16, 2010

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Morrison39s-RumJum-a-global-player.5987881.jp

 

2009

CITY QUITS TOWER

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 1, 2009

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30571

 

CITY QUITS TOWER

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 1, 2009

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30571

 

ST PETERSBURG ABANDONS GAZPROM TOWER PROJECT

Reuters, Dec. 18, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE5BH0MQ20091218

 

DEBATES OVER CONTROVERSIAL SKYSCRAPER IN ST. PETERSBURG GAIN MOMENTUM

Russia Today, Dec. 9, 2009

http://rt.com/Art_and_Fun/2009-12-09/debates-skyscraper-okhta-petersburg.html

 

UNDERMINING THE TOWER (OPINION)

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 1, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30453

 

GLOBAL ROUND UP

Architecture & Design, Nov. 30, 2009

http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/article/Global-round-up/506988.aspx

 

SOKUROV WANTS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BUILDINGS IN PETERSBURG TO BE PROHIBITED

Russia-IC, Nov. 27

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/9279/

 

RUSSIAN SKYSCRAPER 'WILL RUIN HISTORIC CITY'

Sky News, Nov. 25, 2009

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Row-Breaks-Out-In-Russia-As-Work-Begins-On-Worlds-Tallest-Skyscraper-In-St-Peterburg-Gazprom-Tower/Article/200911415466049?lpos=World_News_Third_Home_Page_Feature_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15466049_Row_Breaks_Out_In_Russia_As_Work_Begins_On_Worlds_Tallest_Skyscraper_In_St_Peterburg%2C_Gazprom_Tower

GRYZLOV ON TOWER (brief)

The St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 24, 2009             

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30369

 

TV CAMPAIGN AGAINST GAZPROM TOWER MOUNTS

The St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 20, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30336

TOWER OPPONENTS WRAP IT IN RIBBONS

The St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 17, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30297

 

RUSSIA MAY SCRAP CONTROVERSIAL ST. PETERSBURG TOWER

Reuters, Nov. 16, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUKLD67093520091116

 

BATH SAVES ITS WORLD HERITAGE STATUS … JUST

The Guardian, Nov. 10, 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/nov/10/bath-world-heritage-status

 

OKHTA CONFLICT

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 27, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30139

 

NEW PLANNING PROPOSAL ANGERS PRESERVATIONISTS

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 27, 2009

http://www.sptimes.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30137

 

NEW REGULATIONS HIT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 27, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30140

 

ST. PETERSBURG’S “GAS-SCRAPER” SAGA: CULTURE TURNS POLITICAL

Open Democracy Network (Dmitry Travin), Oct. 26, 2009

http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/openrussia/st-petersburg-s-gas-scraper-saga-culture-turns-political

 

GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER DEBATE SEES RARE RIFT IN RUSSIAN ELITE

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Oct. 24, 2009

http://www.rferl.org/content/Gazprom_Skyscraper_Debate_Sees_Rare_Rift_in_Russian_Elite/1860038.html

 

MORE ON OKHTA CENTRE

Putinania (blog), Oct. 22, 2009

http://putinania.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/more-on-okhta-centre/

 

UNESCO ALLOW LIVERPOOLS WORLD HERITAGE DISASTER, BUT WHAT WILL THEY DO ABOUT ST PETERSBURG

Liverpool Preservation Trust (blog), Oct. 21, 2009

http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/10/unesco-allow-liverpools-world-heritage.html

 

ANALYSTS INTERPRET TV ATTACK ON SKYSCRAPER

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 20, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30078

 

TOWER CAUSES RARE GOVERNMENT SPLIT

The Moscow Times, Oct. 20, 2009

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/tower-causes-rare-government-split/387748.html/

 

NYENSCHANTZ FORTRESS BADLY DAMAGED

Russia-InfoCentre, Oct. 18, 2009

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/9070/

 

A BULLDOZER ASSAULT ON OKHTA

Indymedia, Oct. 17, 2009

http://www.indymedia.org/en/2009/10/930144.shtml

 

!!! SAINT PETERSBURG VERSUS GAZPUTINBURG

Chto Delat (blog), Oct. 16, 2009

http://chtodelat.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/saint-petersburg-versus-gazputinburg/

 

A CHICAGO CONFERENCE TO DEBATE THE FUTURE OF THE SKYSCRAPER IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL RECESSION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Chicago Tribune, Oct. 16, 2009

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2009/10/a-chicago-conference-to-debate-the-future-of-the-skyscraper-in-the-age-of-global-recession-and-clima.html

 

CULTURAL WATCHDOG DEMANDS LEGAL STEPS

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 16, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30050

ST. PETERSBURG GOVERNOR SAYS NO DECISION YET ON GAZPROM TOWER

RIA Novosti (Russia), Oct. 15, 2009

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091015/156478096.html

 

OKHTA CENTRE

Putinania (blog), Oct. 15, 2009

http://putinania.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/okhta-centre/

ADMINISTRATIVE DISLOCATION OF THE VERTEBRA

Russia Profile, Oct. 14, 2009

http://www.russiaprofile.org/page.php?pageid=Politics&articleid=a1255542294

 

GAZPROM TOWER PROTESTORS TAKE TO THE STREETS

BD Online (Building Design), Oct. 14, 2009

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=781&storycode=3150926&channel=783&c=1&encCode=0000000001a43c26

 

CITY OF CITIZENS

Jane’s Russia (blog), Oct. 14, 2009

http://janesrussia.blogspot.com/2009/10/city-of-citizens.html

 

THOUSANDS GATHER TO OPPOSE SKYSCRAPER

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 13, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30012

 

RMJM ST PETERSBURG TOWER ROW ESCALATES

Architects' Journal, Oct. 13, 2009

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/rmjm-st-petersburg-tower-row-escalates/5209386.article

 

CHANCE TO TOPPLE RUSSIA'S GIANT TOWER

The National (UAE), Oct. 12, 2009

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091013/FOREIGN/710129880/1002/NEWS

 

"GAZPROM, GET YOUR PHALLUS OUT OF ST PETERSBURG"

The Observers, Oct. 12, 2009

http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20091012-gazprom-get-phallus-out-st-petersburg-okhta-tower

 

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT MAY HAVE TO INTERVENE IN SKYSCRAPER DECISION

Zimbabwe Star, Oct. 11, 2009 

http://story.zimbabwestar.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/3a8a80d6f705f8cc/id/552962/cs/1/

 

HISTORIC ST. PETERSBURG SKYLINE THREATENED BY GIANT SKYSCRAPER

Gadling (blog), Oct. 11, 2009

http://www.gadling.com/2009/10/11/historic-st-petersburg-skyline-threatened-by-giant-skyscraper/

 

RUSSIAN TOWER CONTROVERSIAL

istockAnalyst.com (press release), Oct. 10, 2009

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3543311

 

RUSSIANS PROTEST AGAINST 77-STOREY SKYSCRAPER

Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Oct. 10, 2009

http://www.rnw.nl/nl/node/31720

 

MASS RALLY IN ST PETERSBURG AGAINST SKYSCRAPER PLAN

AFP, Oct. 10, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j6Myb2rfInoJAj7n7URsBAUHIIZg

 

PROTEST OVER ST PETERSBURG TOWER 

BBC, Oct. 10, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8300737.stm

 

RUSSIA: PROTEST IN ST. PETERSBURG OVER SKYSCRAPER

The Associated Press, Oct. 10, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpjEWSXmE7hMTCCXu4XhEhlGvHNAD9B89KIO0

 

OCT. 10, 2009 – MARCH FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ST. PETERSBURG #3

 

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA UNVEILS PLANS FOR 77-STOREY ’ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE’

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, Oct. 9, 2009

http://www.dcnonl.com/article/id35681

 

MINISTER OF CULTURE SLAMS PLANS FOR TOWER

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 9, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29986

 

CHERNOV’S CHOICE

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 9, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29999

 

TOWERING GAZPROM TOWER APPROVED FOR ST. PETERSBURG

ARTINFO, Oct. 9, 2009

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/32887/towering-gazprom-tower-approved-for-st-petersburg/

 

GAZPROM TOWER PROJECT SPARKS ANGER AMONG ST. PETERSBURG RESIDENTS

RIA Novosti (Russia), Oct. 9, 2009

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091009/156413351.html

 

SKYSCRAPER PLANS IN ST. PETERSBURG SPARK CONTROVERSY

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Oct. 9, 2009

http://www.rferl.org/content/Skyscraper_Plans_In_St_Petersburg_Spark_Controversy/1848502.html

 

THE END OF SAINT PETERSBURG, OR THE BEAUTIES OF “KETTLING”

Chto Delat (blog), Oct. 8, 2009

http://chtodelat.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/the-end-of-saint-petersburg-or-the-beauties-of-kettling/

 

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA UNVEILS PLANS FOR 77-STOREY 'ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE'

Daily Commercial News, Oct. 8, 2009

http://dcnonl.com/article/id35681

 

RUSSIA: FIGHT CONTINUES OVER SKYSCRAPER PROJECT

The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/world/europe/09briefs-Tower.html?_r=1

 

RUSSIAN CULTURE CHIEF OPPOSES SKYSCRAPER PLAN

The Associated Press, Oct. 8, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpjEWSXmE7hMTCCXu4XhEhlGvHNAD9B6S8NG1

 

RUSSIAN CULTURE MINISTER SEEKS TO BLOCK GAZPROM TOWER, RIA SAYS

Bloomberg, Oct. 8, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aEMnaLAgOUVE

 

ST. PETERSBURG OKS 77-STORY GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER

NPR, Oct. 8, 2009

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113604852

 

OCT. 8, 2009 – MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S REACTION

 

MARCH PLANS MEET OFFICIAL RESISTANCE

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 6, 2009              

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29955

 

RUSSIA: ST. PETERSBURG ALLOWS 77-STORY SKYSCRAPER

The New York Times (AP), Oct. 6, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/world/europe/07briefs-Russiabf.html

 

!!! THE BATTLE OVER A NEW SKYSCRAPER FOR ST. PETERSBURG

Time, Oct. 6, 2009

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1927550,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

 

RUSSIAN GOVERNOR OK'S PETERSBURG SKYSCRAPER

The Associated Press, Oct. 6, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpjEWSXmE7hMTCCXu4XhEhlGvHNAD9B5LQI80

 

OCT. 6, 2009 – MATVIYENKO’S “FINAL” APPROVAL

 

THE MENACING GAS-SCRAPER

Russia Profile, Oct. 5, 2009

http://www.russiaprofile.org/page.php?pageid=Business&articleid=a1254760383

 

***OIL COMPANY TO USE TALLEST, GREENEST BUILDING IN EUROPE AS ITS HQ

Gizmodo (blog), Oct. 2, 2009

http://gizmodo.com/5373288/oil-company-to-use-tallest-greenest-building-in-europe-as-its-hq

 

***GAZPROM TOWER GETS GREEN LIGHT AND WILL BE TALLEST BUILDING IN EUROPE

Inhabitat (blog), Sept. 30, 2009

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/01/gazprom-tower-gets-green-light-and-will-be-tallest-building-in-europe/#

 

POLLS ON POPULARITY OF TOWER OFFER WIDELY VARYING RESULTS

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 28, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29904

 

ARABTEC LAUNCHES $2.7B PROJECT IN RUSSIA

MENAFN. Sept. 27, 2009

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093273126

 

MIXED VIEWS FOR RMJM’S OKHTA CENTER

Arch Daily, Sept. 27, 2009

http://www.archdaily.com/36317/mixed-views-for-rmjms-okhta-center/

 

DUBAI'S ARABTEC STARTS TEST WORK ON RUSSIAN TOWER

Reuters, Sept. 27, 2009

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20090903/tbs-arabtec-russia-7318940.html

 

ARABTEC SIGNS OKHTA FOUNDATION TESTING CONTRACT IN ST PETERSBURG

Bloomberg, Sept. 27, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aJcy4COotV3s

 

POLITICIANS AND CELEBRITIES PROTEST TOWER'S APPROVAL

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 25, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29882

 

WILL NEW GAZPROM TOWER WRECK ST. PETE?

Business Week, Sept. 25, 2009

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/sep2007/gb20070925_345436.htm

 

ARCHITECTS REACH FOR RUSSIAN SKY

BBC, Sept. 25, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8274479.stm

 

CINDERELLA LIBERTY

Saucy Mugwump (blog), Sept. 25, 2009

http://saucymugwump.blogspot.com/2009/09/cinderella-liberty.html

 

RUSSIAN TOWER PLANS CAUSE ALARM

BBC, Sept. 24, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8272401.stm

EUROPE'S TALLEST BUILDING: ST PETERSBURG GIVES OK TO CITY'S FIRST SKYSCRAPER (BUT WILL IT DAMAGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE?)

Daily Mail, Sept. 24, 2009

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1215848/St-Petersburg-authorities-allow-new-skyscraper-overshadow-world-heritage-site.html

 

UNESCO IGNORED OVER ST PETERSBURG TOWER

Planning Blog (blog), Sept. 24, 2009

http://planningblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/unesco-ignored-over-st-petersburg-tower/

 

PROPOSED ST. PETERSBURG TOWER BREAKS WITH TRADITION

About - News & Issues (blog), Sept. 24, 2009

http://goeasteurope.about.com/b/2009/09/24/proposed-stpetersburg-tower-breaks-with-tradition.htm

 

UNESCO CALLS FOR ST PETERSBURG TOWER TO BE SHELVED

Reuters, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE58M4D320090923

 

GAZPROM TOWER APPROVED, CONTROVERSY STAYS

Russia Today, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-09-23/gazprom-tower-skyscraper-controversy.html

 

ARABTEC JUMPS TO HIGHEST IN ALMOST A YEAR ON RUSSIAN PROJECT

Bloomberg, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=amWGymwtBVOM

 

RUSSIA'S UNESCO COMMISSION WORRIED BY ST. PETERSBURG SKYSCRAPER

RIA Novosti, Sept. 23, 2009

http://en.rian.ru/culture/20090923/156227715.html

 

UNESCO IRE AS GAZPROM TOWER GETS NOD

The International Oil & Gas Newspaper, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article191970.ece

 

PRESERVATIONISTS OPPOSE NEW TOWER IN ST. PETERSBURG

Wall Street Journal (AP), Sept. 23, 2009

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125374696709635687.html

 

PROTESTS IGNORED AS EUROPE'S TALLEST SKYSCRAPER GETS GREEN LIGHT IN ST PETERSBURG

Times Online, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6846679.ece

 

FURY AS SAINT PETERSBURG APPROVES 'GAZSCRAPER'

AFP, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i8C48TLpZphzbFj-dVd2suP2iIHw

 

ST PETERSBURG TO GO AHEAD WITH SKYSCRAPER DESPITE UNESCO FEARS

Monsters and Critics.com, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1502725.php/St-Petersburg-to-go-ahead-with-skyscraper-despite-UNESCO-fears

 

ST PETERSBURG OKS SKYSCRAPER BY RUSSIAN GAS GIANT

The Associated Press, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpjEWSXmE7hMTCCXu4XhEhlGvHNAD9AT2L3G0

 

ST PETERSBURG WORLD HERITAGE STATUS THREATENED BY SKYSCRAPER

Telegraph.co.uk, Sept. 23, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/6223035/St-Petersburg-world-heritage-status-threatened-by-skyscraper.html

 

MAJOR BOOST FOR RMJM'S GAZPROM TOWER

BD Online (Building Design), Sept. 22, 2009

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=781&storycode=3149312&channel=783&c=1&encCode=0000000001a27353

 

CONTROVERSIAL GAZPROM TOWER GETS GREEN LIGHT

Architects' Journal, Sept. 22, 2009

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/controversial-gazprom-tower-gets-green-light/5208427.article

 

UNESCO CALLS FOR ST PETERSBURG TOWER TO BE SHELVED

Reuters, Sept. 22, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINLN57316620090923

 

GAZPROM WINS FINAL APPROVAL TO BUILD DISPUTED PETERSBURG TOWER

Bloomberg, Sept. 22, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aLTdcF8M5tMw

 

SEPT. 22, 2009 – CITY HALL’S APPROVAL

 

ST. PETE SUPPORTS GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER

The Moscow Times - Sept. 21, 2009

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/383660.html

 

'RENT-A-CROWD' ATTENDED TOWER HEARINGS

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 18, 2009

http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29786

 

ST. PETERSBURG MAY CHANGE ZONING RULES FOR GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER

Bloomberg,  Sept. 17, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=azN7vLkJtXDU

 

SEPT. 17, 2009 – LAND USE COMMISSION’S APPROVAL

 

OKHTA CENTER OPPONENTS ACCUSE AUTHORITIES OF FOUL PLAY

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 15, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/story/29772

 

RMJM'S GAZPROM TOWER IN ST PETERSBURG

Independent Republic of the Canongate (blog), Sept. 9, 2009

http://independentrepublicofthecanongate.blogspot.com/2009/09/rmjms-gazprom-tower-in-st-petersburg.html

 

COCK-UP OR CONSPIRACY? GAZPROM, RMJM AND THE AJ

Nemesis Republic (blog), Sept. 8, 2009

http://nemesisrepublic.blogspot.com/2009/09/cock-up-or-conspiracy-gazprom-rmjm-and.html

 

ST. PETERSBURG THREATENED BY DEVELOPMENT

Business Week, Sept. 7, 2009

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/sep2009/gb2009097_468750.htm

CULTURE CLASH IN ST. PETERSBURG

Petersblurb (blog), Sept. 6, 2009

http://www.petersblurb.com/?p=502

 

VIOLENCE FLARES AT GAZPROM TOWER HEARING

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 4, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29717

ATTACK OF THE HARDHATS

Transitions Online, Sept. 3, 2009

http://www.tol.cz/look/TOL/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrIssue=337&NrSection=2&NrArticle=20820

 

ANTI-KETLSHCHINA

Sit Down Man, You're a Bloody Tragedy (blog), Sept. 03, 2009

http://nastybrutalistandshort.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post.html

 

ARABTEC STANDS READY TO BUILD CONTROVERSIAL TOWER IN RUSSIA

The National (UAE), Sept. 2, 2009

http://www.zawya.com/printstory.cfm?storyid=ZAWYA20090903043427&l=043400090903

 

RMJM-DESIGNED SKYSCRAPER IN RUSSIA FACES RESISTANCE

World Interior Design Network, Sept. 2, 2009

http://www.worldinteriordesignnetwork.com/news/rmjmdesigned_skyscraper_in_russia_faces_resistance_090902

 

GAZPROM HEADQUARTERS FACES CONTROVERSY

CISO&G, Sept. 2, 2009

http://www.cisoilgas.com/news/gazprom-headquarters/

 

CLASHES OVER RMJM'S GAZPROM TOWER

Building Design, Sept. 2, 2009

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3147816&channel=426&c=1 

POLICE AND PROTESTERS CLASH OVER RMJM'S GAZPROM TOWER

The Architects' Journal, Sept. 1, 2009

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/police-and-protesters-clash-over-rmjms-gazprom-tower/5207421.article

GAZPROM GUARDS, PROTESTERS CLASH OVER SKYSCRAPER

Bloomberg, Sept. 1, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=ayJgjD.OZark

OKHTA TOWER DEFENDED IN 'THEATRICAL' DEBATE

The Moscow Times, Sept. 1, 2009 PAID ARCHIVE!

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/print/article/381827.html

 

OPPONENTS FILE SUIT AGAINST TOWER HEARINGS

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 1, 2009     

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29702

 

SEPT. 1,  2009 – PUBLIC HEARING #3

 

GAZPROM TOWER MAY COST ST. PETERSBURG HERITAGE STATUS

Bloomberg, Aug. 28, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=avzmdt0UYNIw

 

THE DEATH OF ST. PETERSBURG?

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Aug. 11, 2009

http://www.rferl.org/content/The_Death_Of_St_Petersburg/1797348.html

 

CITY FACES DRESDEN’S FATE AT UNESCO

The St. Petersburg Times, July 7, 2009

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29397 

!!! RUSSIA'S REBIRTH REQUIRES A UNIQUE BUILDING DESIGN: TONY KETTLE

The Architects Journal, July 8, 2009

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/news-analysis/russias-rebirth-requires-a-unique-building-design/5204743.article

 

MONDAY INTERVIEW: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST AS ARCHITECTURE FIRM RMJM AIMS TO SHOW ITS STRENGTHS

The Scotsman, May 4, 2009

http://business.scotsman.com/industry/Monday-interview-Survival-of-the.5230908.jp

 

WATCH A FLYTHROUGH OF RMJM'S OKHTA CENTRE (VIDEO)

BD Online (Building Design), Jan. 13, 2009

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3131273

 

CITY HALL PULLS OUT OF SKYSCRAPER, REDIRECTS FUNDS TO NEW STADIUM

The St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 13, 2009

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=27986

GAZPROM PLEDGES TO FULLY FUND RMJM’S ST PETERSBURG TOWER

BD Online (Building Design), Jan. 6, 2009

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3130808

 

 

2008

 

ARABTEC TO FINALIZE GAZPROM DEAL THIS MONTH: REPORT

Reuters, Dec. 13, 2008

http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-Oil/idUSTRE4BD09K20081214

 

CHANGES PLANNED FOR OKHTA CENTER SKYSCRAPER FINANCING

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 12, 2008

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=27830

 

RECESSION HITS GAZPROM TOWER 

BD Online (Building Design), Nov. 13, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=781&storycode=3127421&c=1

 

FINANCE CHILL FREEZES PLANS FOR HIGH-RISE IN RUSSIA

The New York Times, Nov. 9, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/world/europe/10gazprom.html?scp=2&sq=Okhta&st=nyt

 

ST. PETERSBURG SKYSCRAPER PROJECT RUNS INTO TROUBLE

The New York Times, Nov. 4, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/business/worldbusiness/04iht-okhta.4.17520507.html?_r=1

 

MEDIEVAL FORTRESSES OR GAZPROM TOWER?

Russia Info-Centre, Oct. 31, 2008

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/7322/

 

RMJM TOWER WINS RUSSIAN DESIGN COMPETITION

BD Online (Building Design), Oct. 1, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3123965

 

‘NON-POLITICAL’ CITY RALLY TIGHTLY POLICED

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 16, 2008     

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=27130 

SEPT. 13, 2008 – MARCH FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ST. PETERSBURG #2

 

ARCHITECTS HIT BACK IN EDINBURGH UNESCO ROW

BD Online (Building Design), Aug. 29, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3121300

 

DMITRY VILENSKY ON GAZPROM’S PROVOCATION

The Russian Reader (blog), Aug. 20, 2008

http://therussianreader.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/17/

RMJM’S RUSSIAN ODYSSEY

BD Online (Building Design), Aug. 8, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3119930

 

ANTI-SKYSCRAPER MOVEMENT COLLECTS PETITION SIGNATURES

The St. Petersburg Times, July 18, 2008

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=26582

 

COULD IT BE SHORTER?

Novaya Gazeta (Russia), July 7, 2008

http://en.novayagazeta.ru/data/2008/46/10.html

 

FARCE HITS TOWER HEARING

The St. Petersburg Times, July 1, 2008

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=26406

GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER TURNS 'GREEN,' BUT CRITICS UNIMPRESSED

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, June 27, 2008

http://www.rferl.org/content/Controversy_Gazprom_Green_Skyscraper/1145671.html

 

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

The St. Petersburg Times, June 27, 2008

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=26398 

JUNE 26, 2008 – PUBLIC HEARING #2

 

UNESCO DUCKS ST PETERSBURG HERITAGE ISSUE

BD Online (Building Design), June 13, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3115775

 

$50 BLN BY 2020

The St. Petersburg Times, June 6, 2008

http://www.sptimesrussia.com/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=26219

 

!!!CITY’S STATUS COULD SURVIVE TOWER

BD Online (Building Design), May 23, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3114224

 

RMJM BUILDING UP TO £8M PROFIT

The Scotsman, May 17, 2008

http://business.scotsman.com/business/RMJM-building-up-to-8m.4093966.jp

OKHTA CENTER TENDER CLOSED

The St. Petersburg Times (Bloomberg), Apr. 29, 2009

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=25847

 

ARABTEC CONSTRUCTION RECEIVES LETTER OF AWARD FOR DHS10BN PROJECT IN ST. PETERSBURG

AMEinfo.com (press release), Apr. 26, 2008

http://www.ameinfo.com/154584.html

 

SET BACK FOR TOWER OPPONENTS

The St. Petersburg Times, Apr. 18, 2008

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=25728

GAZPROM'S TOWER TO SOAR OVER CITY OF PETER THE GREAT

The Irish Times, March 3, 2008 PAID ARCHIVE!

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2008/0301/1204240356626.html

 

A SHARD ON THE SKYLINE

The Guardian, March 3, 2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/mar/03/architecture.russia

 

RMJM BULLISH AS IT NEARS GAZPROM TOWER DEAL

Building (U.K.), Feb. 28, 2008

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3107568

 

37% PAY RISE FOR RMJM CHIEF

Herald Scotland, Feb. 13, 2008

http://www.heraldscotland.com/37-pay-rise-for-rmjm-chief-1.874602

 

BUILD ME A PYRAMID: DANIEL LIBESKIND AND THE OLIGARCHITECTS

Times Online, Feb. 27, 2008

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/architecture_and_design/article3439582.ece

OKHTA CENTER TO HAVE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOR

The St. Petersburg Times, Feb. 12, 2008

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=25007

TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

The Scotsman, Jan. 29, 2008

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/To-Russia-with--love.3719048.jp

 

BUILDING BOOM THREATENS ST. PETERSBURG'S STYLE

NPR, Jan. 26, 2008

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18396524

 

ARCHITECTURE AND MORALITY

Herald Scotland, Jan. 26, 2008

http://www.heraldscotland.com/architecture-and-morality-1.833992

FROM THE GROUND UP

The St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 25, 2008

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=100&story_id=24832

UNESCO STILL WORRIED ABOUT GAZPROM TOWER

BD Online (Building Design), Jan. 18, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3104122

 

ST PETERSBURG TOWER DISPUTE

Building (U.K.), Jan. 18, 2008

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=29&storycode=3104077

 

TWO ARRESTED IN PROTEST AGAINST RMJM'S GAZPROM TOWER

The Architects Journal, Jan. 15, 2008

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/two-arrested-in-protest-against-rmjms-gazprom-tower/477443.article

 

TWO DETAINED AT GAZPROM TOWER PROTEST, OMON HOLDS OFF

The St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 15, 2008

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=24722 

JAN. 14, 2008 – PUBLIC HEARING #1

 

JAN. 12, 2008 – ANTI-TOWER PROTEST ON OKHTA

RMJM'S ST PETERSBURG TOWER RECEIVES BOOST FROM UNESCO

The Architects Journal, Jan. 11, 2008

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/rmjms-st-petersburg-tower-receives-boost-from-unesco/464750.article

 

UNESCO REFUTES CLAIMS OF GAZPROM TOWER U-TURN

BD Online (Building Design), Jan. 11, 2008

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3119930

 

ANTI-VIRUSES AND UNDERGROUND MONUMENTS: RESISTING CATASTROPHIC URBANISM IN SAINT PETERSBURG

Mute Magazine, Jan. 10, 2008

http://www.metamute.org/en/Anti-Viruses-And-Underground-Monuments

 

 

2007

 

 

!!! Gazprom Tower Threatens to Deface St. Petersburg: Colin Amery

Bloomberg, Dec. 26, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601117&sid=aUntzoYfEhMU&refer=muse

 

RMJM BEGINS DEFENCE OF ST PETERSBURG TOWER

The Architects Journal, Dec. 17, 2007

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/rmjm-begins-defence-of-st-petersburg-tower/362848.article

 

RMJM AIMS FOR THE TOP AFTER BEST RESULTS IN 50-YEAR HISTORY

The Scotsman, Dec. 17, 2007

http://business.scotsman.com/market-reports/RMJM-aims-for-the-top.3596106.jp

 

DOES UNESCO EXERT TOO MUCH POWER OVER CITIES?

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 14, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3102187

 

GUIDING LINES: A TROWEL AND THEMIS

Vedomosti, Dec. 12, 2007

http://www.vedomosti.ru/newspaper/article.shtml?2007/12/10/138427

 

GAZPROM TOWER TO DWARF OLD ST PETERSBURG

Russia Today, Dec. 10, 2007

http://www.russiatoday.ru/Business/2007-12-10/Gazprom_tower_to_dwarf_old_St_Petersburg.html

 

FIGHT OVER GAZPROM TOWER SYMBOLISES MODERN RUSSIAN POLITICS

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 10, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3101977

 

ARCHITECTS CLAIM GAZPROM TOWER FITS INTO CITY SKYLINE

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 7, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=24075

GAZPROM WOOS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OVER ST PETERSBURG SKYSCRAPER

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 7, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3101858

 

NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ST PETERSBURG

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 7, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3101855

 

***DEFIANT RMJM TELLS UNESCO TO BACK OFF

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 7, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3101848

 

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SIGNS OFF ON PLANS FOR GAZPROM TOWER

The St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 19, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=23349 

ST PETE SKYSCRAPER GETS GO AHEAD

Russia Today, Oct. 17, 2007

http://www.russiatoday.ru/Top_News/2007-10-17/St_Pete_skyscraper_gets_go_ahead.html

 

GAZPROM, RENAMED OKHTA, STILL RANKLES UNESCO

Architectural Record, Sept. 25, 2007

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/070925OkhtaCenter.asp

 

RUSSIAN REVOLT

BD Online (Building Design), Sept. 21, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=436&storycode=3095844

 

INFERNAL TOWER

Transitions Online, Sept. 20, 2007 PAID ARCHIVE!

http://www.tol.cz/look/TOL/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrIssue=236&NrSection=1&NrArticle=19007

 

FURIOUS RUSSIANS TAKE TO STREETS OVER RMJM TOWER

BD Online (Building Design), Sept. 14, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3095336

 

ANTI-TOWER MARCHERS TAKE TO STREETS

The St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 11, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=22944

 

MARCHERS PROTEST GAZPROM'S ST PETERSBURG SKYSCRAPER

Reuters, Sept. 8, 2007

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKL0837242720070908\

 

SEPT. 8, 2007 – MARCH FOR PRESERVATION OF ST. PETERSBURG #1

 

SKYSCRAPER MAY SEE ST PETERSBURG LOSE WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

The Guardian, Sept. 3, 2007

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/sep/03/russia.architecture

 

ST PETERSBURG MAY LOSE WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Mail & Guardian, Sept. 3, 2007

http://www.mg.co.za/article/2007-09-03-st-petersburg-may-lose-world-heritage-status

 

RMJM TOWER COULD SEE ST PETERSBURG LOSE ITS WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

The Architects Journal, Sept.  3, 2007

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/rmjm-tower-could-see-st-petersburg-lose-its-world-heritage-status/107386.article

 

RMJM TOWER THREATENS ST PETERSBURG'S WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

BD Online (Building Design), Sept. 3, 2007

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=781&storycode=3094437

 

UNESCO GIVES ST PETERSBURG TOWER "YELLOW CARD"

Reuters, Aug. 31, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL31773834

 

UNESCO SLAMS SKYSCRAPER PLANS

The St. Petersburg Times, July 13, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=22306

 

GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER TURNS 'GREEN,' BUT CRITICS UNIMPRESSED

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, June 27, 2008

http://www.rferl.org/content/Controversy_Gazprom_Green_Skyscraper/1145671.html

 

PLANNING COUNCIL SLAMS OKHTA TOWER

The St. Petersburg Times, June 26, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=22100

REACHING UNPARALLELED HEIGHTS

The St. Petersburg Times, June 8, 2007

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=21923

 

WORLD MONUMENTS FUND UNVEILS 2008 WATCH LIST

Architectural Record, June 6, 2007

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/070606watch.asp

 

ARCHITECTS CLAIM TOWER WON’T RUIN CITY SKYLINE

The St. Petersburg Times, Apr. 24, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=21420

!!!STRUTTING THE WORLD STAGE

Herald Scotland, Apr. 14, 2007

http://www.heraldscotland.com/strutting-the-world-stage-1.856171

 

GAZPROM TO SHARE ITS NEW HQ // GOVERNOR OF ST. PETERSBURG TOOK BACK HALF A SKYSCRAPER

Kommersant (Russia), March 19, 2007

http://www.kommersant.com/p750961/r_1/Gazprom_City_Okhta_Center_St._Petersburg/

MARCH 16, 2007 – “GAZPROM CITY” RENAMED INTO “OKHTA CENTER”

 

RUSSIA: 'HORIZONTAL' ST. PETERSBURG REACHES FOR CONTROVERSIAL HEIGHTS

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, March 14, 2007

http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1075269.html

 

CITY PROMOTES PROJECTS AT MIPIM

The St. Petersburg Times, March 6, 2007

http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=20910

 

ST PETERSBURG: GAZPROM-CITY THREATENS WORLD HERITAGE

Perfect City (blog), Feb. 21, 2007

http://www.perfectcity.net/2007/02/21/st-petersburg-gazprom-city-threatens-world-heritage/

 

PLANNED TOWER SPLITS VENERABLE RUSSIAN CITY

Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2007

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/18/AR2007021801294.html

 

YABLOKO PUSHES GAZPROM TOWER POLL

The St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 12, 2007

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=20008

 

 

2006

 

TROUBLE IN ST. PETERSBURG

Business Week, Dec. 22, 2006

http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/dec2006/id20061222_617937.htm

DEC. 22, 2006 – CONTRACT WITH RMJM SIGNED

 

ST. PETERSBURG DISPATCH: AS GAZPROM’S REALIZATION APPEARS CERTAIN, RUSSIANS RAIL AGAINST MODERN MONUMENTS

Architectural Record, Dec. 20, 2006

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/061220gazprom.asp

 

RUSSIAN CITY RISKS ITS WORLD HERITAGE STATUS OVER SCOTS-DESIGNED TOWER

Herald Scotland,  Dec. 17, 2007

http://www.heraldscotland.com/russian-city-risks-its-world-heritage-status-over-scots-designed-tower-1.870987

 

GAZPROM CITY CONTROVERSY

Lewism (blog), Dec. 12, 2006

http://www.lewism.org/2006/12/12/gazprom-city-controversy/

 

GAZPROM JURY WALK-OUT

BD Online (Building Design), Dec. 8, 2006

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storyCode=3078567

 

GLEAMING SPIRE OF ST PETERSBURG

Building (U.K.), Dec. 8, 2006

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=29&storycode=3078522

 

FOSTER, VINOLY, AND KUROKAWA BOYCOTT RMJM'S SELECTION FOR GAZPROM CITY

Archinect, Dec. 7, 2006

http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=48743_0_24_0_M

 

!!!GAZPROM TOWER WILL BLIGHT ST. PETERSBURG SKYLINE: COLIN AMERY

Bloomberg, Dec. 7, 2006

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&refer=muse&sid=aM5lLdjWQQxg

 

GAZPROM WINNER IS ‘CORN ON THE COB’

The St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 4, 2006

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=19671

 

!!!A RUSSIAN SKYSCRAPER PLAN DIVIDES A HORIZONTAL CITY

The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/02/arts/design/02gazp.html?ex=1322715600&en=d44783da756cb3fb&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

 

GAZPROM CEO PICKS NEW SYMBOL FOR ST. PETE

Kommersant (Russia), Dec. 2, 2006

http://www.kommersant.com/search-result.asp

 

WHY THIS FIRM OF SCOTS IS SET TO TOWER OVER ST PETERSBURG EDINBURGH-BASED ARCHITECTS SEE OFF RIVALS WITH CONTROVERSIAL GAZPROM PLAN GBP400M DESIGN FOR SKYSCRAPER HIGHER THAN EIFFEL TOWER

Herald Scotland, Dec. 2, 2006

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/why-this-firm-of-scots-is-set-to-tower-over-st-petersburg-edinburgh-based-architects-see-off-rivals-with-controversial-gazprom-plan-gbp400m-design-for-skyscraper-higher-than-eiffel-tower-1.3220

 

BRITISH ARCHITECT WINS CONTESTED SAINT PETERSBURG PROJECT

AFP, Dec. 1, 2006

http://www.sawfnews.com/lifestyle/28934.aspx

DEC. 1, 2006 – RMJM’S PROJECT “WON”

 

TOWERS WILL CHANGE THE LOOK OF TWO WORLD CITIES

The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/world/europe/10gazprom.html?scp=2&sq=Okhta&st=nyt

!!!RUSSIAN WINDOW ON THE WEST REACHES FOR THE SKY

The New York Times, Nov. 28, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/europe/28petersburg.html

 

WILFULLNESS REIGNS AT GAZPROM

Kosmograd (blog), Nov. 22, 2006

http://kosmograd.typepad.com/kosmograd/2006/11/wilfullness_rei.html

 

GAZPROM PLANS BIG AS ARTISTS CRY FOUL

The Moscow Times, Nov. 14, 2006 PAID ARCHIVE!

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/200974.html

 

GAZPROM SKYSCRAPER DESIGNS REVEALED

The St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 10, 2006

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=19442

 

HERMITAGE DIRECTOR JOINS OUTCRY OVER CITY-CENTRE SKYSCRAPER PLAN

The Guardian, Nov. 10, 2006

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/nov/10/russia.tomparfitt

 

RMJM LONDON CHOSEN TO DESIGN GAZPROM OFFICE TOWER

International Herald Tribune, Nov. 1, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/01/world/europe/01iht-tower.3744644.html?_r=1

 

RMJM HOPES TO BUILD HQ FOR RUSSIAN GAS GIANT

The Architects Journal, Aug. 25, 2006

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/rmjm-hopes-to-build-hq-for-russian-gas-giant/579370.article

 

GAZPROM TOWER TO 'DWARF' ST PETERSBURG SKYLINE

The Independent, July 22, 2006

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gazprom-tower-to-dwarf-st-petersburg-skyline-408831.html

 

EXPERTS SLAM GIANT GAZPROM TOWER PLAN

The St. Petersburg Times, July 21, 2006

http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=18301