The Turkish Folkart Yapı Construction company is building two interesting twin towers in Izmir, Turkey’s 3rd largest city. These new twin towers are called the Folkart Towers Izmir and will be 200 meters high and have 40 storey’s. They will be 3rd tallest building in Turkey and the tallest buildings in Turkey outside of the mega Istanbul city. Furthermore, once completed, they will also be the 5th tallest twin towers in Europe!Like the graphic renderings shown here, the twin towers will have a interesting and unusual shape at its base and middle sections. The towers distinctive design prompted one graphic artist to create the below graphic for the project that shows the towers like the legs of the humanoid robots in the famous block buster Hollywood Transformers movie. Some people are even calling this the Transformers building in Turkey!
This twin Folkart Towers Izmir project is a 150 million dollar investment and mixed used real estate development project which will have over a 27.000 m2 area of land. It will house shopping centers, sports complexes, offices and luxury residences. The luxury residencies of Folkart Towers will consists of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments with prices starting from 196 thousand US dollars!
Construction began in July 2011. One Folkart tower’s is already nearing completion with properties schedules to be delivered at the end of 2013. According to www.realestatenewsturkey.com, almost 60 per cent of this entire Izmir Folkart Tower project, has been sold.
If you are interested to know more information about these interesting towers check out the official website at www.folkarttowers.com. For latest pictures of the actual building construction project checkout this buildings skyscrapercity.com forum page.
The city of London, filled with majestic old buildings from its British Empire days has now got a number of very unusual looking, highrise buildings and skyscrapers. One of them is the new giant tower at No. 122, Leadenhall Street, London. Because of its distinctive shape, this new Leadenhall Building has got a famous nickname called the Cheese Grater Building in London.
Officially this skyscraper is called the Leadenhall Building London. It’s a fine new 225 meter (or 737 feet) tall skyscraper with 48 floors. That’s not very tall compared to the worlds tallest buildings. But its shape catches your eye even though it is among many other new distinctive looking tall buildings in the London city.
Other distinctive looking new skyscraper near it are The Pinnacle tower (nicknamed Helter-Skelter), the Walkie-Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street and the Gherkin 30 St Mary Axe to name a few skyscrapers. Because of all these high rise skyscrapers the City of London has recently acquired a new respect among the world skyscraper fans.
As this tower is situated adjacent to the world famous Lloyd’s insurer building, many think this building will come to house office of insurance companies. Oxford Properties are the co-developers of this building project in partnership with British Land.
Below is a height comparison of the London Leadenhall building against other famous and iconic buildings in London.
There is lot of comments made these days by the online skyscraper community about whether the London Leadenhall building will also become an iconic symbol for the city. But it is certainly going to be one of the city’s most widely recognized examples of modern architecture.
There is also a famous and specialist cheese monger called Cheese at Leadenhall at 4-5 Leadenhall Market. We wonder whether that also contributed for people to start referring to this building as the Leadenhall Cheese Grater building? Only a local can tell!!!
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