Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Observation platform opens at Vysotsky business center

Positioned 186 meters above the ground in the city of Yekaterinburg, a new observation deck opened to the public on Friday at the Vysotsky business center.

Attending the opening ceremony were Eugene Porunov, Yekaterinburg's duma chairman, Alexander Jakob, the head of city administration, and Arkady Chernetsky and Eduard Rossel, members of the Federation Council. The deck is located at the 52nd floor of the building with a view that extends for 25 kilometers, Justmedia.ru reports.

From the observation deck one can see not only Yekaterinburg but also the adjacent cities Aramil and Berezovsky.

According to Alexander Jacob, high-rise buildings like Vysotsky are frequently the main picture on postcards for the cities and countries in which they are located. Vysotsky could be the next postcard star in Russia as it is the tallest building in the country outside of Moscow.

According to Chernetsky, a visit to the viewing platform gives guests an opportunity to see just how much the city has transformed over the last two decades and how nice it looks from above. Chernetsky took the opportunity to make a metaphor, stating that seeing any situation from a different angle is useful, especially when one can rise above all the circumstances to see a complete picture, Justmedia.ru reports.

The observation deck will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.