Also known as Wedding Palace, this tower is the 9th tallest building in Russia, coming in a little over 800 feet. Designed by architect Tony Kettle in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art Professor Karen Forbes it draws inspiration from Rodin’s Kiss, St Basil’s Cathedral, and Tatlin’s Tower.
The design symbolizes DNA and is based on a square floor plan that twists. It rotates 3 degrees per floor for a total of 135 degrees. The project was initially proposed in 2005 and completed in 2015.
The same year, it won second place in the Emporis Skyscraper Awards which are presented annually for excellence in aesthetics and functionality.
Even before its completion, the unique Tower appeared in places like commercials, posters, and magazines. It became iconic of the city’s rapid development.