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What is claimed to be the biggest building in the world has received planning permission in Moscow. Crystal Island, designed by Foster & Partners, will stand 450m tall and contain 2.5 million m2 of floorspace. An external ‘tent’ will hold smaller buildings within, including hotels, offices, theatres, a cinema and a school.

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