The Lakhta Center – the tallest building in Europe – will be a multifunctional complex combining shopping facilities and restaurants with science, sports and health centers, a congress center, and aplanetarium – all under one roof.
The imposing high-rise building also contains premium office space. In less than one minute, Schindler high-speed elevators will transport passengers to the highest heights rapidly, comfortably, and safely.
St. Petersburg – formerly home to the Russian tsars – is the second largest metropolis in Russia as well as the world’s most northerly city with over one million inhabitants. With its 2,300 palaces, majestic buildings and castles, it is described as the Venice of the North. Considerable efforts have been under way since 2009 to preserve the historic fabric of the city.
The St. Petersburg metropolitan area comprises 42 islands, and 10% of its surface consists of water. This has had a significant influence on the city’s architectural landscape. Two ports also make St. Petersburg one of the most important centers for the transportation of goods in Russia.
Schindler supplies 40 elevators and 4 escalators to the iconic building and equips the new landmark also with its transit management system PORT Technology to ensure highly efficient, intuitive and personalized building transit experience.