71 ‘most famous’ streets, squares in Istanbul to be renovated
REUTERS photoIstanbul’s “most famous” 71 streets and squares will undergo renovation in a tender bid to be held by the Istanbul Municipality, daily Sözcü reported on July 11.
The firms winning the tenders will be obliged to complete the renovations within 925 days, meaning the construction work will be finished in at most 2.5 years.
According to the announcement by the municipality on July 10, the sites to be renovated in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district are Şişhane Square, Sıraselviler Street, Kadiriler Street, the Talimhane area, Piyalepaşa Avenue, and the area around the Kasımpaşa Marine Hospital.
In the Bakırköy district, the project covers Özgürlük Square, Ataköy Square, İncirli Street, Istanbul Street, and Florya Street. In the Bahçelievler district, the Şirinevler City Square is included in the project.
In the Fatih district, Atatürk Avenue which connects the historical peninsula to the Beyoğlu district, Vatan Street, Ordu Street from the Aksaray neighborhood to the Beyazıt Square, the 16 March Martyrs Avenue from the Vezneciler neighborhood to the historic Süleymaniye Mosque, and the space between the Sirkeci ferry dock and Istanbul Ticaret University, are among the other places to be renovated.
The project also covers streets and squares in Istanbul’s Princes Islands: Büyükada, Heyebeliada, Burgazada, and Kınalıada.
Also on the municipality’s agenda is a plan to strengthen bridges, viaducts, and pedestrian overpasses across the city. The tender for these strengthening projects will be held on July 25.