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Old June 15th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #1
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Athens Visions - The Official Thread

Visions
Ok this will be my archieve thread for any visions of Athens I do, a place to showcase works...feast your eyes on my renders...hopefully I can do afew in the coming future and you guys are welcome to contribute
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The year is 2019, The NIMBYs of Athens have fallen and Athens has the best leadership since Pericles (some claim the leadership superior to that of Pericles himself.

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In this image we the Giorgiakapolis complex in the distace, the twin towers are the only parts visibe of this complex. In the foreground we see the dated facilities and relics of the now ancient 2004 Olympic Games. The old Athens Olympic Stadium is showing her age after being surpassed by a 110k super-stadium 11km north.

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View of Attiki Odos with the Mall straight ahead as well as the many recent developments in Europes most enchanting, progressive and modern capital, Athens.

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*NOTE* This thread is purely for entertainment purposes only and in no way have these rendering been affiliated with actual proposals of real life highrises in Athens. It also does not represent real life planing ie some of the rendered towers shown may in reality have been placed ontop of a church or existing road.

Thankyou to gm2263 for the lovely images that I have used to add in an artificial skyline. I hope for more quality views.

If you have a good photo for me to edit, please feel free to post it here

As you may have noiced, the most pictures include some messeges concerning forumers which I will be adding to my renders for a Hellenic Agora Personal touch. Expect to be hailed by the Athenians of the future if you are deserving of such a praise!

I wish for a prosperous and succesful thread (same can be said about our Athens!) and look forward to your contributions.

me poli agapi apou tin adelaida,
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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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BEAUTIFUL .....I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE DOING THINGS LIKE THAT! THOUGH WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE UNDERLYING FACTORS AS TO WHY THERE IS A LIMIT TO BUILDINGS HERE AS WELL AS OTHER CITIES. THE SAME APPLIES MY FRIENDS TO BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE, VANCOUVER, PORTLAND, USED TO APPLY TO LOS ANGELES ETC., THOUGH IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF "UPTOWN" NOT ONE DOWNTOWN...HEAVEN FORBID! ...AN UPTOWN WHICH IS CENTERED ALONG KIFISSIAS BOULEVARD AND ATTIKI ODOS! MIGHTY FINE .....ADD MORE!
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Visions
Ok this will be my archieve thread for any visions of Athens I do, a place to showcase works...feast your eyes on my renders...hopefully I can do afew in the coming future and you guys are welcome to contribute
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The year is 2019, The NIMBYs of Athens have fallen and Athens has the best leadership since Pericles (some claim the leadership superior to that of Pericles himself.

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#2:
In this image we the Giorgiakapolis complex in the distace, the twin towers are the only parts visibe of this complex. In the foreground we see the dated facilities and relics of the now ancient 2004 Olympic Games. The old Athens Olympic Stadium is showing her age after being surpassed by a 110k super-stadium 11km north.

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View of Kifissias Avenue with the Mall straight ahead as well as the many recent developments in Europes most enchanting, progressive and modern capital, Athens.

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*NOTE* This thread is purely for entertainment purposes only and in no way have these rendering been affiliated with actual proposals of real life highrises in Athens. It also does not represent real life planing ie some of the rendered towers shown may in reality have been placed ontop of a church or existing road.

Thankyou to gm2263 for the lovely images that I have used to add in an artificial skyline. I hope for more quality views.

If you have a good photo for me to edit, please feel free to post it here

As you may have noiced, the most pictures include some messeges concerning forumers which I will be adding to my renders for a Hellenic Agora Personal touch. Expect to be hailed by the Athenians of the future if you are deserving of such a praise!

I wish for a prosperous and succesful thread (same can be said about our Athens!) and look forward to your contributions.

me poli agapi apou tin adelaida,
- Giorgos.

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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #3
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Ofcourse I will be adding more in the future.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #4
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First of all, let's thank George but please edit the following:

1. The first pic was posted by Leafs Fanatic in one of his "Marathon" posts

2. In the third ppicture, the highway is the Attica road, but the photo was taken from the junction with Kifissias Avenue, also known as "the cake", because it is in fact, a three level roundabout.

Also check this out:

-Neratziotissa Station near "the Mall", artwork by Grigoris Sokratis



-Kifissias-Attiki Odos (Attica Road) junction with several Istanbul skyscrapers. I made every effort to keep the scale of the original building sizes. We can see part of the Metrocity Millennium (reversed is the truth, to fit in this picture), as well as the ISBank towers, maybe these ones are a 10% scaled down but on second thought, they may be OK.




-Kifissias Avenue towards the mall with several Turkish skyscrapers, including the Atakule Tower from Ankara.



Note here that most Turkish skyscrapers fir the profile for a candidate in Maroussi due to their height (the majority of them between 100 and 150m) and overall design which reminds many of their Athenian scaled-down counterparts.

-Early design that I did with MS Paint to be used for a Marketing Assignment in one of my HND (Higher National Diploma-A UK Higher Education qualification) classes, Academic years, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004. It was also used in the context of a debating exercise in another Public Relations class.



The characteristics of these towers would be...

o A 160m tall (!!!), 45-storey hotel with 800 rooms (out of which 50 are panoramic suites located on the top floors of the building), a huge shopping centre and a multiplex cinema complex with 12 theatres, large gym facilities with sauna, an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool and five restaurants including the "Athens Olympic View" to be located on the top lobby on the 45th floor.

o A 110m tall, 28-storey office tower encompassing the latest in office building technology destined, to "high calibre" guests.

o The "Athens Olympic Convention Centre" with a total seating capacity of 15,000 to occupy three underground levels. The centre will incorporate the latest in translating technology and its flexible design will even make it capable to be used as a concert hall with 6,000 seating capacity, while using the remaining space for the setting for a giant theatre/concert scene.
o A 3,500 capacity underground parking in two levels to serve the needs of all tenants, visitors and hotel guests.

o Finally, the project construction will make exemplary use of the anti-seismic regulations for construction in Greece and abroad. For this reason, this part of construction study has already been given to a Los Angeles building engineering firm, since LA is a city with big experience in building high-rise in a seismically active area.



-View of Maroussi Skyline from Hymettus mountain with the Dallas Skyline superimposed on it. Very hasty job and on second thought, the skyline looks offensively dense for an Athenian who knows that the particular area is not densely built, in fact, the left side of Kifissias Avenue, direction Maroussi is empty with the developers waiting probably for the height limits to be abolished before proceeding to further action. Again, every effort was made to keep the original height and size of the buildings.



As the pics of this thread took some man-hours to make, I (and George for that matter) would appreciate if the discussions were limited to architecture only and participants from all sides refrained from any irrelevant inflammatory comments.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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ok so gm u didnt take the one in the parking lot?
Ill fix that one up. I also didnt think it was Kifissias but didnt know the name of what road it was, I shouldnt have been so careless, my apologize.

I hope you liked the billboard!

Also gm, I forgot which pics you wanted me to edit (if you remember a while back, a pm you sent me), if you could post them here it would be great!
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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #6
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@ Greek Eagle

First, welcome to the Greek club of urban lunacy. If you are a highrise fan, then go to read my thread on Athens skyscrapers dating back to the 1970s and 1980s by clicking here -----> http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread...1&page=1&pp=20

Also, you can add your name as a participant in the Hellenic Forum in the relevant roster here: --------------> http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread...35#post8823835

@ George: Congratulations for yet another bunch of fantastic additions to this forum. Wait for my photos for "re-urbanization visions soon. Just allow me a few hours

And everybody remember:

Ordinary people wait for things to happen. Visionaries make them happen.

ALL OUT FOR A TALL ATHENS!!!
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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #7
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Now to the photos, I think the twin towers would be a great addition to Athens, they fit in perfectly from that angle!
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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #8
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The left one should have been taller though. These ones could have been built directly next to the mall, or close to the "cake". We are talking about a spot, perfecly located and directly linked by rail and road (Attica Road) to the airport. Lots of $$$$$.
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George ...like I said before..your pics are great..esp the one of Attiki Odos with the skyscrapers #3......the one of Athens with the Dallas buildings is not bad...but try using Los Angeles' city center buildings...they are better suited...I'm trying to do this..but you are so much better....mind you I'm trying to include interchanges so wishful thinking to me..good job overall though!

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HELP! Want to download some photos but do not know how to do it on this site. Have been trying by using the program, http://picsplace.to/index.php, but it does not work. And yet it does work for other sites.
Any help please, will be mostly appreciated
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Old June 27th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #11
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^What is this, some kind of Spam?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #12
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@ Demis you have asked this question 6 times in 5 different threads and 2 different forums.

Stop spamming the forums and try to search SSC next time you will have a similar question.

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I know it looks stupid, but it's my first try at this.

I didn't spend to much time on it, nor picked suitable locations, I just wondered how it would look, and even though i'm not good nor thought it out, but you get the "idea" and I thought how cool would it be.... although I would not pick this general area for skyscrapers....


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I personally prefer clusters or towers and not some highrises sprinkled around the city.
Nice attempt.
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Thanks Konstandinoupolis, but the reason I have been asking 6 times and in 5 different places is because no one had the curtsey to help me.
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i wouldnt mind pireaus being built up. aswell as the city centre.
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No, I think the coastline areas and southern suburbs from Pireaus to Varkiza should never have skyscrapers, since that's our opening towards the Saronikos. Don't forget polution, accordingly that is our pollution escape area. We should keep it green and low.

It has been long discuted and agreed all throughout the forum where are the best sites for scrapers development in a La Defense style (Elaionas, Maroussi, Liossia).

I agree in a 100% with the development of the Mitropolitan park in Elliniko, the construction of lowrises in all the coastal front, the forestation of our streets (that's something not discussed to much, but if you take care planting thousands of trees in strees and having thus tree-lined streets and maybe building backyards and terraces adds a different color to the city when seen from above and increasing the green density factor of the town). Finally for the southern front a hard reforestation of Hymmetus would really increase the green percentage factor of the city helping out more in the battle against pollution.

So let's focus in the vision of scrapers in Maroussi, Elaionas and Liossia; and let's keep the coastline clean and green, even in visions.
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...with a small cluster in Drapetsona, relatively tall and green
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 05:10 PM   #19
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My humble opinion is that saturated areas of the wider "Attica plateau" should be oriented towards mildest forms of development. I personally live in Maroussi, actually I have a very good prospective of most of the area's skyline from my penthouse balkony, and I consider Maroussi already saturated, due to the ill, or rather inexistent, model of development this specific area followed. The same I believe applies also for areas like Halandri, Holargos, Ag. Paraskevi and I'm really afraid about the course areas like Gerakas, Vrilissia, and the "Mesogeia area" are taking.
I like architectural landmarks and I definately support highrise development for Athens and its greater metropolitan span, but I believe this should happen in places where a profound redevelopment is needed, due i.e. to the shift of activities in such a specific place. The ideal paradigm is of course the "Elaionas" area, or Drapetsona, or perhaps the whole axis of the so-called "Kifissos Highway" all the way from Karaiskaki stadium to Kato Kiffissia.

The depictions with the scrapers around the "Mall" are really lovely, but will be doomed to remain depictions. Knowing the area very well, I can tell you it is a planners' nightmare, with all its mixed uses and small-property ownership.
Alltogether, behind the illustriuss vitrine of the "Mall" and the OAKA complex there lies a whole micro-world of old-fashioned properties, a reminince of the Maroussi '50ies and 60ies, with some very stuborn owners!
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Great tries guys,i love the picture with Dallas skyline
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