In English, it’s called Moscow International Business City Center, but in Russian it’s just Moscow City (Moskva City). It’s Moscow’s very own skyscraper neighbourhood, similar to La Défense business district in Paris, or Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid. Moscow’s district is much closer to the city center than others.
In the old days, the area where Moscow City is now was industrial. You can even feel it now while walking around. The idea of developing a cool business area with skyscrapers was born in the beginning of the 1990s, and the project came to life in 2001 when ‘Tower 2000’, the first high-rise building of the complex, was constructed. This building of Moscow City is located on the right bank of the Moscow River. All the other skyscrapers stand on the left bank, and the Bagration Bridge connects it to ‘Tower 2000’.
Moscow City developed as time passed by. Finally, it turned out to be one of the most attractive sights in the city, although at first many people objected to the fact it would change Moscow’s cityscape forever. Now, it has a lot to offer to people who love different kinds of entertainment: the ‘Afimall’ shopping center, with restaurants, a cinema and entertainment zones, an exhibition center, a viewing point, apartments, offices for rent – everything that life in a megapolis is full of.
But above all, it’s a great place for having a photoshoot or just walking around with your camera or smartphone. Any time of year, you’ll love it.