The governor of Russia's northern city of St. Petersburg says a hulking skyscraper will not be built in the central location that had been earmarked, a small victory for activists who say it will spoil the historic skyline.
Valentina Matvienko did not say Thursday where the proposed 400-meter (1,300-foot) Okhta Center - a headquarters for Russian gas giant Gazprom - would be built.
UNESCO has warned that building the tower could endanger St. Petersburg's status as a world heritage site.
News source: Forbes.com
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