Installation of two tower cranes for tower construction at National Space Center completed

The installation of two tower cranes to be used in erecting the high-rise part of the National Space Center (NSC) has been completed, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt, said at the 10th Moscow Urban Forum. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding, the managing company for the construction of the complex, presents the NSC project at its booth at MUF 2021 as the Exclusive Partner of the forum.

The tower cranes are currently 43 metres high, but during the construction of a 288-metre tower they will “grow” to 290 metres, Yuri Kravtsov noted and explained that the cranes will be extended using jacks as the high-rise dominant of the complex is built floor by floor.

He reminded that a concrete foundation had been laid for each crane, with 150 cubic metres of concrete poured for each.

“With the help of cranes, the reinforcing frame of the building and the formwork will be mounted, and then the building monolith will be constructed using self-climbing forms and concrete placing booms,” the General Director of Mosinzhproekt said.


Earlier, Andrei Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development Policy and Construction, reported that the concreting of the foundation slab of the 47-storey tower of the National Space Center (NSC) had been completed. “Work is underway to assemble hydraulic lifting panel formwork to be used to pour concrete into the core of the high-rise building and the floor structures,” Andrey Bochkarev said.

As a reminder, the NSC is expected to bring together leading organisations of the rocket and space industry: the central office and the situational centre of the Roscosmos State Corporation, the headquarters of several organisations of the rocket and space industry, industry institutes, youth design bureaus, the business support centre, the production diversification centre, and other facilities.

The project for the development of the territory of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with an area of about 90,5 hectares in the Filevskaya floodplain being vacated involves not only the construction of the National Space Center, but also the creation of a special economic zone, the deployment of research and production cluster enterprises, as well as a congress and exhibition centre, residential buildings under the renovation programme, and social facilities.