We have already shown you some photos of the Western Tower of the Federation Complex in Moscow. It is not possible to examine the entire place at once that is why we’ll first walk through a small IT-segment of VTB bank.
Any skyscraper is supplied with a perfect fire-fighting system. Thus, in case of fire elevators go to the first floor where the doors are opened and blocked. The hall is supplied with air to promote evacuation without smoke. Every employee keeps a protective suit with the help of which he or she can escape the building safely.
The control room of the computer systems related to the Bank. The left part denotes condition of lines in Moscow, the central part shows their condition in the Western Tower while the left part depicts technical systems of the Federation related to the Bank.
Bank network in Moscow. All lines are backed up.
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Administrators are working behind the door. ‘Instruction on how to use the door to room 22.41 1.Knock on the door thrice. 2. Try to open the door by pushing it during next 60 sec.3. If the door is still closed, don’t knock any longer. 4. Repeat your attempts to enter the room in 30 minutes’.
Inside the room.
By the way, about 5000 computers are located here in the bank.
Internal corridor. The round column is one of three columns located in the corners of the triangular tower. The red door is the most interesting part. It is actually an armored capsule with IP telephony.
In case of any emergency the telephony will support the telecommunication throughout the building during 4 hours. As mobile communication is not protected here, it is necessary to enable an uninterrupted service of stationary phones located in every room.
In case of a building destruction at least this room may remain intact and be buried under fragments.
During 10-15 minutes after the alarm signal any banking operations must be stopped. People will be evacuated during an hour.
The building of Federation doesn’t have data centers where money and account data are kept. They are located in less known places.
While making a project of the bank they also paid attention to the possible flooding as many floors with apartments, restaurant and a swimming pool are situated right above the bank.
The battery room. They provide 30 minutes of work of the entire system with exception of separate blocks that have power supply of their own.
Apply your card, choose the floor number and the elevator will take you wherever you need.
The unique system of TWIN-elevators was installed by ThyssenKrupp Company for the first time in history. 11 wells contain 22 elevators and all of them move independently of one another. The upper elevator has a transparent floor through which a lower elevator can be seen. In case of fire, the lower elevator goes to -1 floor and the upper elevator – to 1 floor. There is one floor left between them.
Air is cooled with the help of water.
Due to that there is no noise and dust inside the boxes with equipment.
The cold supply system uses water that circulates along the complete circle. The floor of the room has a reservoir that can contain the water in case of emergency.
The TV station is used for internal broadcasting through Ethernet. An employee can chose the channel he or she needs.
Only a few doors go into the corridor as all rooms face the inside parts of the building to stay closer to the exits.
The gaseous suppression system. There are several such rooms in the corridor. In the event of fire the room is filled with gas to stop spreading of the fire. A person must leave the room in 30 sec after the alarm because then the door will get closed and supply of gas will start. It can be opened from inside but still it is better to hurry up.
The cabinet is used by Vice-President of the Bank.
The IPatch system searches for new IP-devices.
The entrance to the apartment.
The restaurant is located 230 m high.
The Eastern Tower.
The swimming pool.
The sports ground.
The WC is situated 230 m high.
Do you see the monorail between the Federation and Mirax Plaza? They planned to build a huge parking lot where employees could left their cars and reach the working place using the monorail. It is just a project till now.