New skyscrapers in the Zeytinburnu area of
Three skyscrapers in the Onalti Dokuz development will be demolished or partially demolished, after the Turkish government's ruling.
The residential towers, designed by Alpar Architecture for developer Astay Gayrimenkul, were designed to form the centrepiece for a 12-hectare development site and vary in height from 36 to 27 storeys.
But the decision to allow their construction proved controversial, with critics expressing dismay at the impact of the towers on the city's skyline, including the Hagia Sophia,
The project coincided with the timing of an ultimatum from world heritage body
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