Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov has approved a British design for a stunning new skyscraper set to grace the skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow.
Although the twisting tower concept has become more than a little dull with plans for them seemingly drawn up on a daily basis around the world, this tower designed by Scottish architects manages to stand out from the crowd.
Rising to 47 floors, it won't be the tallest tower on the up and coming Moscow skyline but it will without a doubt be one of the most recognizable.
In spite of being likened to a drill bit or a DNA strand the tower is representative of a bride and groom, the higher of the towers being the groom whilst the slightly shorter one, the bride with the train of "her" dress trailing up the Gala stairway at the foundation of the Wedding Palace.
The visually sensual design though has more to it than just a good look, innovations in design mean that thanks to the twist the period of daylight is extended on all facades and gives uniquely different views of the outside world on each storey.
Its design also means that it will give an elegant frame to the public square when observed from the western side, but at the same time will not be obtrusive to the current skyline features such as the Federation Tower or the cupola of the cinema / concert hall complex.
Covering an area of 2,000 square metres, the tower will be the largest wedding palace in Moscow, and will offer on each floor approximately 1,512 square metres of premium office space.
After saying their "I do's" couples will be able to dine in the luxury restaurant at the very top of the tower and admire the stunning panoramic views of Moscow out of its seemingly frameless windows.
As for anyone who suddenly realises they have made a huge and horrible mistake, escape can be made in the latest "Double Decker" lifts that will glide up and down both towers.
Whilst romantic may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Russia, special attention to detail has also been considered in the design for the public square outside the tower which will have an apple orchard and a waterfall flowing down the stairs making it a perfect location for the all important wedding photos.
Sited in a prominently business orientated sector of Moscow it is hoped that the tower will show that work and play can live harmoniously together side by side.