Moscow traffic jam, go rooftop or Crystal Island
Moscow traffic jam, go rooftop avenue
Architect Roland Lipp presentS EL City, elevated city
roads integrated in the roofs. Moscow the most expensive city
now, with constant traffic jams, needs new ideas. 3 million
new cars sold in 2008, more than in Germany.El city replaces
the roof by oneway streets, a level below are parking places,
again one level down, base level you find tramway or train.
Projected speed 35 mph without crossroads stops, CO2 reduction
40%. Green in the EL city increasing 40%, no base level roads.
The skyline of Moscow changes with another highlight from
British architect Lord foster Crystal Island
Crystal Island, Moscow
Crystal Island (Image: Steve Keys/ Flickr)
The futuristic giants mushrooming in both Moscow and St. Petersburg have become a cause for alarm. The sheer scale and complexity of the projects seems to have become the benchmark for planning permission. Moscow’s mixed use Russia Tower, designed by British team Foster & Partners, will become Europe’s highest building on completion in 2012. Even this is dwarfed by the Crystal Island project, another Foster proposal, planned to become the world’s largest single building, four times the size of the Pentagon (at 6,500,000 square feet).