You may be planning your wedding and have a date in mind for the next year or two but once you”ve seen this striking palace, could you be tempted to hold off until 2011 when it will be completed? Moscow’s City Palace, designed by RMJM, has just begun construction and will eventually be a 46-storey, twisting tower based on Rodin’s sculpture ‘The Kiss’ giving it a romantic feeling right from the start. A unique lighting effect will be created with the walls of the wedding palace will be peppered by diamond shaped slots to create a sundial effect. A top floor ballroom, with views of the Red Square, will be able to hold up to 200 guests for a reception.
British architect Tony Kettle says, “The tower has two elements that represent a male and female wrapped around each other like Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’. It’s about celebration – just like being in a church. But there are many people now who aren’t religious but want to get married somewhere uplifting and special. Maybe other places could learn from the City Palace.”