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Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

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  • #21
    Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

    Kirk Kirkorian agrees to manage "Sis Masis, New Armenia" project
    February 25, 2011 | 02:40

    In mid-March, the Public Council of Armenia will announce hearings on "Sis Masis, New Armenia" program. The decision was made by the members of the small committee of Public Council of Armenia on February 24. Ministers of economy, environmental protection, as well as large and medium sized businesses will be attending the hearing.

    The program requiring $ 400 million, aims at building various recreational vacation complexes on Armenian lakes.

    It was noted that Kirk Kirkorian agreed to manage the program, but refused to make an investment.

    Authors of the project called on the Public Council of Armenia to make the process transparent and public.

    http://news.am/eng/news/49246.html
    For the first time in more than 600 years, Armenia is free and independent, and we are therefore obligated
    to place our national interests ahead of our personal gains or aspirations.



    http://www.armenianhighland.com/main.html

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    • #22
      Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

      Kirk Kerkorian not involved in Sis, Masis, New Armenia


      February 25, 2011 | 19:32
      Armen Vardanyan, the key author of the Sis, Masis, New Armenia program, which envisages the creation of recreation zones round Armenian lakes, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that Kerkor (Kirk) Kerkorian personally has never had anything in common with the program. Cooperation was established with companies, Mr. Kerkorian being one of the thousands of their shareholders.

      Referring to the Public Council of Armenia, Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier that the program requires U.S. $400,000,000 investments.

      The authors of the project asked the Council to make the projects as transparent as possible.

      http://news.am/eng/news/49377.html

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      • #23
        Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

        well with the economic downturn, Kirkorian lost billions, his net-worth is around just over 3 billion now, (as opposed to the 15 billion-ish it was) and 400 million is almost a 1/6 of his net-worth so it's understandable that he'd not want to invest his own money into the project.


        Here are some more images for the cafesjian museum plans from the architect's (david hoston) web site.

        If you want to look at the rest, go to http://www.hotson.net click on "projects" then "cultural" and you'll see the link to the Cafesjian images and description. There will then be 10 thumbnail images to the bottom left, once yoy click on one it'll begin a slide show for that particular aspect of the museum.











        Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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        • #24
          Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

          RUSSIA TAKES UP CASINO BUSINESS

          Lragir
          Sept 4 2007
          Armenia

          Apparently the Russian capital is not satisfied with having bought
          the entire energy sector and industries of Armenia. Regnum reported
          that the Russian Storm International game holding is likely to build a
          compound in Armenia after Las Vegas. Perhaps they think our officials
          had better not go far and spend their money here, at the Armenian
          and Russian Las Vegas. Regnum reported that Storm International is
          likely to invest over 300 million dollars. It is naturally going to
          be the largest in the region. The compound will include a casino,
          a five-star hotel, halls, a school of croupiers, a trade center,
          restaurants, night clubs. 150 specialists will be invited from
          Russia. The name of the compound will be Shangri-La Yerevan.

          This is from 2007 but it sounds a lot like the New Armenia project. Anyone have more info about this?
          For the first time in more than 600 years, Armenia is free and independent, and we are therefore obligated
          to place our national interests ahead of our personal gains or aspirations.



          http://www.armenianhighland.com/main.html

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          • #25
            Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

            Originally posted by Federate View Post
            Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made empty shell in the world. Dubai spent a billion-plus dollars on it, hyped it so much with incredible marketing and it was supposed to be a huge success, especially in a city like Dubai where multimillionaires are everywhere. A year after its completion, 850 appartments out of 900 remain empty.

            I guess I don't oppose it if it's a majority private investment even though I still would rather see diasporans invest in other sectors. Seems construction and hotels are all that is getting investment these days and we're becoming too reliant on it as evidenced by the double digit downturn of the last year of our fragile economy. BTW, is the lake already made or are they just starting? The government needs to oversee the project and make sure there is no evironmental damage from this ambitious endeavour. It is not everyday man-made lakes are propped up without environmental consequences.
            Yes. I know what you are referencing to. It was covered on a 60 minutes show eons ago. It was a flop of a
            investment.

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                • #28
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                  I think its very good that there are architecturally “progressive “ ideas to give
                  improved confidence and image to the country.

                  It is no secret that in many regions housing and living conditions are sub-standard.
                  This equally gives a negative image to the country and its bad for the welfare of ordinary folk.


                  I came across this idea.

                  Building “temporary” living accommodation, relatively cheaply and quickly as a stop gap
                  to the final solution which may be years ahead.

                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13430747

                  What do you think?
                  Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
                  Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
                  Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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                  • #29
                    Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                    Originally posted by londontsi View Post
                    I think its very good that there are architecturally “progressive “ ideas to give
                    improved confidence and image to the country.

                    It is no secret that in many regions housing and living conditions are sub-standard.
                    This equally gives a negative image to the country and its bad for the welfare of ordinary folk.


                    I came across this idea.

                    Building “temporary” living accommodation, relatively cheaply and quickly as a stop gap
                    to the final solution which may be years ahead.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13430747

                    What do you think?
                    Personally I'd rather live in a shanty run down house with a roof that leaks than an inflatable cement tent.

                    Either way, one of the bad things about "temporary" living constructions is that too often they end up not being temporary and we have people living in what was supposed to be a temporary living environment for prolonged amounts of times, sometimes even years, it even happens in the USA, think back to the people who were stuck in FEMA trailers or other shelters for almost a year after Katrina.

                    I'd rather the government or some developer who's investing in all these nice buildings in Yerevan, to invest in some new apartment complexes, or condos. Not the over the top posh expensive kind, but the kind you could find in many cities no matter where you go. It's also cheaper to build these, or even one 8 story building to house 60 families or so than to try and build a separate 2 story home with a front and back yard that's typical of American suburbs.
                    Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                    • #30
                      Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                      Yerevan International Business Center and Hotel

                      Dizarh (a Bulgarian Architectural Firm) formulate an architectural concept of the International Business Center and Intercontinental Hotel in the mountains area at the center of Yerevan, Armenia.

                      The architectural concept of the International Business Center and Intercontinental Hotel appears as a prominent solution for the contemporary appearance of the central part of the city of Yerevan. The land on which the concept is developed takes an active part in the urbanisation resolution, communicating with the Armenian capital’s most impressive Republic square, by Teryan Street and Abovyan Street.

                      The Intercontinental Hotel building is designed as the dominant structure, with a height of over 100 m and 30 floors, according to the special requirements of the assignment. The lower body sits on the three underground levels and is levelled, while the upper section dominates with two bodies separated physically but communicating in composition. The business centre is also designed as two buildings with no direct link between them. The residential area is situated in the east part of the property in order to provide sunlight all day long.

                      The facade positioning allows not only penetrating sunlight, but also a visual contact with Yerevan and Mount Ararat. There are two residential complexes within each building. They are also oval shaped by plan, rising to a maximum of 8 floors. The residential area provides space for living and development of activities, which look to ensure better life and correct functioning.












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                      Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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