At some point, Russian officials decided that Moscow needs skyscrapers too. Just like everybody else. In a typical Russian style, it had been ordered to build them all at once. What is really amazing, though, money appropriated for the project had not been stolen, and four years later Moscow City is actually ready for business. Things do change, I guess...
as always with You, we like or don't Your Pictures....But they still always in my memories... I think, that this is what i call Photography !!!
This image is no exception ! A great One .
I didn't see the city for ten minutes.
landscape format for high-rise buildings = nonstandard view = alienation
exposed navel = symbol for the self-image of the business and financial center as omphalos of the country
woman and her gesture = personification of the city, meaning: 'money is sexy' and 'we do everything for money'
Moscow is Moscow, and whatever you see behind the girl is called Moscow City.
I was at Moscow City in late 2008 when all the troubles were manifesting themselves in financial markets. It was worrisome for the developers like Enka whether the tenants were going to come. I visited one of the first completed building that had signed up Lehmann Brothers as anchor tenant - OUCH!
Good to see things have changed for the better judging from your images and comments.
|IMG_8168ABCD by citori525|
|McKinley meadow by TimR32225|
from Natural meadows
|Flare-well to a Classic Flying Machine by cjf2|
from Flying Machines
|_DSC2146 by jerste|
from Helios-44 II
|Leopoldsteinersee by RaCor|
from Landscape - Colour #3