The tower will be 288 metres high

“The cast-in-situ activities were completed for 10 out of 47 floors of the high-rise part of the building complex of the National Space Center (NSC),” said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a managing company for the construction project.

“Construction of the NSC building complex is being done at a fast pace. The cast-in-situ activities are in progress in the 47-floor tower at the height of 46 metres: 10 floors of its cast-in-place structure are already built. The framework of the building – columns, walls and ceilings – is being implemented”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

He reminded that the complex of buildings of the National Space Center with the area of ​​​​more than 250 thousand square metres comprises a high-rise part, a tower of 288 metres high including its spire, as well as a low-rise part of eight ‘slide-and-shell’ 11-floor bay-units and four ‘keyboard’ sections, 9 floors each. They are envisioned to accommodate administrative and industrial premises. Besides, as part of the NSC, a 3-floor building of the convention and exhibition center, as well as an underground parking adjacent to the complex, are being built. All NSC premises will be interconnected by means of a closed walkway.

“Currently, roofing, brickwork of the internal partitions and installation of the engineering systems are being implemented in the low-rise part of the National Space Center. Cast-in-place activities are in progress in the building of the Congress Center. The frame structures of the prospective parking lot are currently being installed at the basement floor level”, added the Head of Engineering Holding.

According to Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1 (being part of Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies), in the course of construction of the multi-purpose complex of buildings of NSC, prestressing technology is employed for the load-bearing reinforced concrete structures, which enables implementation of the architectural concept of the new town-planning centrepiece of the capital city.

“For the purposes of construction of the high-rise part of the tower, the beams made of high-strength concrete with prestressing reinforcement are used. They are mounted at the level of the 4th floor, and will take over the load of the 43 upper floors. The estimated load will reach somewhat 12 thousand tons. At that, the structural reliability increases significantly”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

He added that this technology is also used for construction of the facilities adjacent to the tower, thereby ensuring a uniform architectural appearance of the entire complex under development.

The National Space Center is being created jointly by the Government of Moscow and the State Space Corporation Roscosmos at the instruction of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. It will become one of the largest space-industry centers in the world, consolidating the leading organisations of the aerospace sector: the central office and situation centre of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, sectoral research institutes and enterprises, design-engineering bureaus, and other facilities.