Over the last decade, Moscow has had explosive growth. Now the Russian Capital will soon have the world’s largest building by 2013. Designer Sir Norman Foster has planned a 27 million square foot, $4B (USD) structure that will be 1500 feet tall. Dubbed “Crystal Island,” it will feature 900 apartments, 3000 hotel rooms, a theatre, sports complex, an international school and more.
The exterior facade of the tower will be covered with solar panels and wind turbines, which will help provide electricity for the structure. Here’s a concept picture of the behemoth, as seen by the designer.