MANHATTAN IN SKOPJE
The Macedonian government is planning to build 3 skyscrapers of about 50 stories next to the “Holiday inn” hotel in the center of Skopje.
The first ground analyses for the realization of this project, have allready been made. It is planned, the complex to have appartments, offices, parking spaces, galeries, restaurants, congress and sport centers.
There are also some ideas mentioned to connect the 3 buildings by a bridge or additional objects, just like the Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The government has come up with these ideas, because of , what they say, the nation’s capital must finally have a modern look as how a metropolitan city should look like. Allready the government is joking by calling the project, “Manhattan in Skopje”.
The decision for an international tender has allready been made. The towers will be constructed by foreign companies for example from Japan or the USA.
It is not clear how the skyscrapers should look like, it will be decided in the next fase. According to the government officials, it should take about 7-8 years to realize this project.
MD: Great initiative! Let’s hope they will really realize this project, but after we’ve seen the other promises and projects, many are not so positive.