Stop scraping the sky…

Our selection of Turkey for such a project reflects our trust in the growth potential of the Turkish economy, and its position as a strategic international hub for business, trade and tourism,’ said Dubai Holding executive chairman Mohammed Al Gergawi. He is talking about the $500 million skyscrapers which shall be built in Istanbul soon.

I really wonder why we would need them, so tall, so expensive, so unnecessary. Right on a spot where the traffic is a mess anyway. Right there we there very tall buildings anyway. Right there where I can’t see enough trees anyway. From Levent to Maslak; I almost only see concrete.

They shall look great, they will bring money, they shall bring status.

They shall ruin the traffic during the building process, infrastructure doesn’t support this kind of a plan, there is inequality in shareholding (%80 the building company, %20 Municipality of Istanbul). In addition, Istanbul fears earthquakes, so why build a 300mt skyscraper there ?

For what ?

1 Comment so far

  1. Idil (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 7:54 pm

    dont you smell the opportunity to make money?
    no one gives a rats arse if it’ll take us two additional hours to get back home at night after work due to the traffic caused by these sky-itchers.

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