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Old February 18th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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ATHENS | S.P.V. Drapetsona | 4x 34 fl | 119m | Pro

May 2010
As already known by the frequent visitors of the Hellenic Agora, an article that appeared in the Greek newspaper "Ta Nea" regarding a new proposal for the redevelopment of the of the former fertilizer factory plant in Drapetsona, a municipality situated to the west of Piraeus, was the cause for a new round of discussions including the return of highrise and why not (?) skyscraper construction in Athens and Greece.
Article here in Greek:

Quite notably, plans about the development of this area have been around for a long time since the old fertilizers factory stopped working sometime during the 1980s.
This proposal had some interesting characteristics, one of them being the attempt to introduce a 15-storey tower in the middle of the development with the rest of the buildings having their heights scaled down from the tower which was to be located almost in the center of the development, to the seaside where the most part would be the remaining buildings of the factory (to be turned to general purpose community buildings), houses, maisonettes and green spaces...

This project did not go far by the usual combination of reasons (i.e. NIMBYs and neighboring citizens, lack of funding, lack of political will on the part of the government as well as lack of co-operation between the contributing parties).

The Current Proposal - Description
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As one may observe, its the first glance the current proposal focuses more on height and free spaces. The particular structures include:

Area of estate to be developed: 66 Acres (660.000 square meters) and includes:
  • Four highrises ranging up to 34 floors with heights to 119m.

Also includes:
  • A small hotel
  • A Museum with a congress - conference center as well as a cultural center
  • Recreation structures including cafes and restaurants
  • 2 Marinas
  • Suburban Rail station
  • Other special purpose buildings


A update (January 2011)
Link: http://www.arishellas.com/gre/projec...n=edit&rid=134





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Old March 7th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Very nice project, neighbors!

Any news on it?

Hope it gets built!
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Old March 17th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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First of all, congratulations to Christos Greece for this thread and thanks to ВОДА for his nice comment. .

The project received mixed reviews from the local Greek press, however, it stands a very good chance of getting built. Although there are other more massive redevelopments that have been thrown on the table recently having to do with 12 highrises that according to rumors have been proposed as part of the redevelopment of of the site of the old Athens airport (some 650 acres of land) which was partly used to accommodate a few installations during the Athens Olympics, this one appears to be in a more advanced level since there seem to be specific highrise proposals.

Note this my friends: It may sound absurd to talk about building highrises in the middle of a financial crisis. However, we should not forget that these highrises are very close to the cargo piers of the port of Piraeus where one of them is already owned by the Chinese "Cosco" which uses it as the main gateway for Chinese products in the Eastern Mediterranean.

So, God willing, we may expect some activity in the area in the near future, provided that the efforts from all parties will culminate to an agreement.
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