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Today Moscow needs no 300-600-meter high skyscrapers
Today Moscow needs no 300-600-meter high skyscrapers, Vladimir Averchenko, head of the federal building, housing and communal agency, told a RIA Novosti press conference commenting on the Moscow government's plans. In his opinion, the idea to build skyscrapers in Moscow should be discussed "at a rather high level" taking into account that the city is Russia's face. "But if there are investors ready to risk their money, we should welcome their ambitions and help implement such projects," he said. Modern technologies allow construct skyscrapers in Moscow in spite of the so-called subsiding soils, Mr. Averchenko noted. According to him, the higher speed of construction, which, does not mean bad quality of buildings. It usually means the introduction of new advanced technologies, however, there are some violations and low qualification level, Vladimir Averchenko said. After the roof's collapse in Moscow's Transvaal aqua-park almost complex architectural objects were examined and some of them were taken out of service for repairs, he reported. Mr. Averchenko resolutely objected the cancellation of expert examination of project papers of building objects. "The tragedy in Transvaal occurred because the project was amended circumventing experts," the agency's head stressed. According to him, the state should examine the objects, which construction is financed by the federal budget. However, builders can engage experts themselves if standard or low buildings are under construction, he added. On February 14, 2004 29 people were killed and about 100 injured as a result of the Transvaal roof's collapse.
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