Antiche e nuove torri del potere

La compagnia energetica russa Gazprom fa da sfondo, come le pubblicità delle multinazionali, alle partite dei mondiali di calcio 2018. Si tratta di un vero e proprio attore geopolitico a livello mondiale.

Nelle foto Ap la nuovissima sede della società a San Pietroburgo. Il più alto edificio in Europa con i suoi 462 metri di altezza che si leva nella città, storica sede imperiale, denominata Leningrado durante il regime sovietico.

Dalla torre di Babele ai colossi greco romani, passando per le torri medievali, per finire allo scenario dei grattacieli della città moderna, il simbolo del potere resta intatto, senza poter eliminare, tuttavia, il senso della fragilità che accompagna, sempre, le costruzioni umane che puntano verso l’alto.

The new Lakhta Center is pictured in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The new headquarter of Russian energy company Gazprom is with 462 meters the tallest building in Europe. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The new Lakhta Center is pictured in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The new headquarter of Russian energy company Gazprom is with 462 meters the tallest building in Europe. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A sailboat passes the new Lakhta Center during the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The new headquarter of Russian energy company Gazprom is with 462 meters the tallest building in Europe. France will meet Belgium in the semifinal of the World Cup on Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Stadium. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The 87 floor headquarters building of Russian gas company Gazprom under construction seen at sunset in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Construction continues on the new headquarters of Gazprom in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Aug. 28, 2017. The Lakota Center will turn the area in the northwest of St. Petersburg into a modern business area on the Gulf of Finland. The Lahkta skyscraper, which will be Europe's tallest, was initially to be built in the center of St. Petersburg.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
The Krestovsky Stadium is viewed looking from the Gulf of Finland in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Aug. 28, 2017. The soccer stadium has a retractable roof and is in the western part of Krestosky Island in St. Petersburg near the Gulf of Finland. The stadium will be know as Saint Petersburg Stadium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is near the new Gazprom headquarters. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Construction continues on the new headquarters of Gazprom in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Aug. 28, 2017. The Lakota Center will turn the area in the northwest of St. Petersburg into a modern business area on the Gulf of Finland. The Lahkta skyscraper, which will be Europe's tallest, was initially to be built in the center of St. Petersburg.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Construction continues on the new headquarters of Gazprom in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Aug. 28, 2017. The Lakota Center will turn the area in the northwest of St. Petersburg into a modern business area on the Gulf of Finland. The Lahkta skyscraper, which will be Europe's tallest, was initially to be built in the center of St. Petersburg.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Business tower Lakhta Centre under construction, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, is silhouetted against the sunset in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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