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Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

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  • #41
    Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

    Originally posted by bell-the-cat View Post
    At 0:25, why are all the reporters women?

    The one with red hair looks soooh cute.
    I guess your a ginger too?
    Last edited by ArmeniaR1; 07-30-2011, 07:16 AM.

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    • #42
      Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

      Originally posted by bell-the-cat View Post
      Alexander Tamanian will be turning in his grave
      He is

      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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      • #43
        Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

        Why does anyone care about Alexander Tumanyan and his stupid vision.

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        • #44
          Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

          I agree with you bro, I say let Yerevan develop free of chains of the past.

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          • #45
            Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

            Originally posted by Muhaha View Post
            Why does anyone care about Alexander Tumanyan and his stupid vision.
            You have just identified yourself as a bit of an idiot.
            Tumanyan was a poet, Tamanian was an architect and urban planner. They are two different people!
            Last edited by bell-the-cat; 08-01-2011, 02:53 PM.
            Plenipotentiary meow!

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            • #46
              Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

              Originally posted by londontsi View Post
              He is

              What is happening? Are the pavements subsiding or the buildings rising? Isn't there an underground car park that runs most of the way along North avenue?
              Plenipotentiary meow!

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              • #47
                Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                Originally posted by Muhaha View Post
                Why does anyone care about Alexander Tumanyan and his stupid vision.
                Actually, Tamanyan had a great vision for what Yerevan could be like, but his vision also included quality in the construction of the various buildings, something that some of these developers have not respected by cutting corners and using cheap items to finish their various projects.
                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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                • #48
                  Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                  I've always wondered what construction in Armenia was like. I ws hoping that since the country is in an earthquake prone region that everything would be built up to par, especially earthquke codes, but now i fear they've been cutting corners on a lot of things.

                  I think Armenia suffers from "little man" syndrome, they feel like the world doesn't notice them so they're trying to very hard to make to make themselves stand out, but they're rushing everything so much that things aren't being done properly and it'll be a hinderance in the long run. Who cares if there's a new tall building if it starts to have foundation problems and gets cracks in the wall?

                  Also I'm all for flashy skyscrappers, but rather than trying to becom the Dubai of Causcasia, they should learn from cities like Paris and keep most of the new glass and metal buildings to certain districts rather than mixing it all in with historical buildings.

                  Also I understand that the budget for new buildings isn't infinite, but many of the new buildings look sort of drab b/c their exterior faces are concrete. I'd rather them lose a floor and have the exterior be granite.

                  And lastly they should try to move toward classical style buildings, like those of European capitals like Paris or Prauge, than Hong Kong or Dubai
                  Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #49
                    Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                    Originally posted by ara87 View Post
                    I think Armenia suffers from "little man" syndrome, they feel like the world doesn't notice them so they're trying to very hard to make to make themselves stand out, but they're rushing everything so much that things aren't being done properly and it'll be a hinderance in the long run. Who cares if there's a new tall building if it starts to have foundation problems and gets cracks in the wall?
                    Armenia does not suffer from anything.
                    Other Armenians create the suffering.

                    The answer is pure greed and corruption, which makes the most “educated“ person
                    blind to realities and consequences of their actions a bit further down the line.

                    From the pictures it appears the building has subsidence.
                    Basically it is sinking into the ground due to its weight. The ground is unable to hold the weight of the building.
                    It is not possible to predict when the subsidence will stabilize or carry on until it becomes unsafe and needs to be pulled down.
                    In the meantime it is a “worthless” building with an uncertain future.

                    This is common knowledge to architects and structural engineers.

                    It would have been possible to avoid this by having deeper and stronger foundations or simply put a limit
                    ( by the authorities) to the number of floors allowed on the site having considered the ground structure.

                    At the end of the day the final shape and size of that building ( and the rest) was decided by
                    the responsible Architects, Yerevan municipality ( Architects and bureaucrats) and owners and financiers of the building.

                    I will leave to the intelligent reader as to the decisions process.
                    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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                    • #50
                      Re: Armenia: Future Projects and Developments

                      my point is that even if every detail was carefully planned, if things are rushed they'll never be done correctly.

                      And actually they are trying to get many projects done quickly, by 2014, b/c they expect near a million Armenians from the diaspora to make some sort of pilgrimage the following year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide, and they want every thing to look nice enough to make a majority of those "pilgrims" to comeback every year.

                      And carefully planned or not, I still wonder if buildings are being built up to general standards for earthquake prone areas... just buliding a building with a solid foundation isn't enough
                      Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

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