Federation Tower Complex in Moscow. Courtesy Mirax Group.



Rising 373 meters, this 93-story skyscraper provides accommodation for Class-A offices, a five-star Hyatt hotel and luxury apartments. It will become the centerpiece of the new Moscow International Business Center.

Adjacent to the 93-story Tower Vostok (east) is its 66-story twin, the Tower Zapad (west). The Federation Tower is the first project in Russia to utilize super high-strength concrete technology. Three levels of steel outrigger truss systems distribute gravity and wind loads between the core and perimeter framing. The project is designed and constructed considering modern requirements for occupant safety in super high-rise structures.

In addition to structural engineering services, Thornton Tomasetti is also providing curtain wall consulting services and specialty glass and steel design. We have used computational geometry and building information modeling techniques to develop innovative and efficient designs for the tower caps, integrating the structure with all necessary mechanical functions.

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Curtain Wall

Our façade engineering teams advise clients on the best way to develop both conventional and innovative façade systems, applying our knowledge of structures, glazing technology, mechanical shade systems and thermal behavior. We provide design, detailing and engineering support for enclosures of any shape or size, from minimalist to high-tech. We also provide expertise in safety and security glazing, along with glass frits and reflective coatings.

Materials & Systems

Glazing & Structural Glass

Glazing offers transparency that enhances a façade’s aesthetics and experience from both the interior and exterior. It provides light and a visual connection between the inside and outside. But designing with glass requires the deliberate balancing of light transmittance and the effects it has on energy performance and occupant comfort. Glazing design also requires careful consideration of material strength and safety. We provide a full range of design and engineering support for glazing and glass structures, from structural analyses to recommendations for aesthetics and energy performance. Our expertise in glazed-façade and structural-glass construction includes unitized aluminum frames, stick-built metal frames, steel cable supports, structural glass fin supports and glass stairs and balustrades.

Specialized Expertise

Tall & Supertall

Pioneers in the design of high-rise buildings, we use advanced analysis to optimize structural systems, resolve interdisciplinary conflicts, and guard the safety and comfort of occupants. For structures of unconventional size, shape, structural system or function, we employ performance-based design methodologies when prevailing building codes are inapplicable or inadequate, such as in high-seismic areas. Our deep bench of seasoned professionals combines unequalled experience with sophisticated technological tools to enrich the creative process, promote effective collaboration, improve coordination and enhance visualization and communication throughout planning, design and construction. Click here for our brochure (PDF).