“In-situ concreting is being carried out on the 28th floor of the high-rise part of the National Space Center (NSC) building complex”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

“In-situ concreting of the 27 storeys of the 47-storey NSC tower are done. The works are carried out at the 28th floor level: the vertical structures – the columns of the first pour section – are being constructed, and the inter-floor slabs are being prepared”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the in-situ concreting is 88% complete in the building complex.

“The construction of the National Space Center is progressing rapidly. There are 1,410 people working at the site every day”, added Andrey Bochkarev.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, said that a total of 158 thousand cubic metres of concrete had been poured on the NSC sites.

“The cast-in-situ structures of the three-storey congress and business center are fully completed and the roof is due to be started in September. Concrete work has been completed on the prospective 75 parking slot underground parking”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the holding noted that the congress center would have an area of 18 thousand sq m and the parking area was 3.6 thousand sq m.

Recall, Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is implementing the National Space Center project on behalf of the Moscow Government and Roscosmos State Corporation. The NSC will be one of the largest space industry centers in the world, consolidating the leading organisations of the aerospace industry: the headquarters of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, the unified industry information center, industry institutes and enterprises, design bureaus and other facilities.

The total area of the NSC building complex is more than 250 thousand square metres. All the structures of the NSC: the high-rise and low-rise sections, the congress and business center and the underground parking lot will be linked to each other by a pedestrian passage.

The day before, Yury Borisov, Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation, inspected the construction site of the National Space Center.

“Creation of the National Space Center solves a number of strategically important goals for the development of the aerospace industry. Placing Moscow’s sectoral organisations in a single center will provide a modern working environment for experts. Creation of specialised basic departments, scientific laboratories and an educational complex for students, undergraduates and postgraduates working in direct contact with operating organisations will improve the quality of training and provide a higher degree of integration between science, industry and education in the implementation of key industry projects”, said Yuri Borisov.