Moscow's 338m Mercury City reclaims Europe's tallest building
MOSCOW (AP) - Moscow is reclaiming bragging rights for having Europe's tallest building after losing the distinction for a few months to London.
The mixed office and residential tower called Mercury City has topped out at 338m, officials of its development company said on Thursday.
The tower, sheathed in copper-coloured glass, actually became Europe's tallest in September, while still under construction, when it exceeded London's 310m Shard, according to the construction information company Emporis.
Mercury City's reign is likely to be almost as short. It is next-door to the under-construction Federation Tower, which is to reach 506m when it is completed next year. Both are in a sprawling development called Moscow City that also holds two other buildings that once were Europe's tallest.