Plans are set to build the world’s largest (not tallest) building in Moscow. inhabitat.com has the full story.
Crystal Island, which will be the world
s biggest building when completed. Sir Norman Foster
s mountainous 27 million square feet spiraling
city within a building
will cost $4 billion and it is scheduled to be built within next 5 years.
The incredible 1500 ft. tall multi use structure will feature 900 apartments, 3000 hotel rooms, an international school for 500 students, cinemas, a theater, sports complex and much more. There will also be a 16,500 space underground parking lot for all the visitors. The Crystal Island visitors will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Moscow on the viewing platforms located 980 ft. above ground.
To get a sense of scale, just compare the proposed building to the existing buildings in the background.