BAKU I LOVE YOU
It's actually going to be a lot nicer than what you think. People will only get this Disney like view from in a plan. From within the project itself there will be plenty of Shops, Parks, Clubs, Sea Views, very nice Hotel Rooms, and all sorts of thing to make being there enjoyable!^ This looks like some of the most idiotic urban scheme I've ever seen, sorry to say.
What's this all about? Seriously, that's not how you build a lively, vibrant, sustainable and livable urban area these days. It's how you build something to show off, that everyone will be embarassed of in just a few years (if not already). :| It's like Brasilia, Dubai's Palms and "New Mecca" gone mad.
I love this project, for once because it is different from anywhere else in the world. People keep on nagging that it isn't like your typical "center", well this is what makes these islands so unique and extraordinary.
I see these islands same way I saw Dubai palm and the world islands once they started building it, people from all over the globe started commenting negatively on them but now they are landmarks and major tourist attraction in Dubai.
Khazar Islands is not financed by the government, its purely financed by private investors. Our government simply doesn't have enough money specially with new oil prices to be throwing away money at such projects.Well, Azerbaijan is still not as oil-rich country like the UAE, and here still need a lot of social infrastructure. I am not against sports facilities (for European games) is a wise investment, but next "island that will be visible from outer space," sorry, it's too much.
I know that there are private investment, and there are government. But I read in the Azerbaijani blog that there hazy history, while officially known only to Azerbaijani investor Avesta, it's not clear where they got such facilities and how they to pay back construction, maybe there is corruption component. But if it's fair project, and it will benefit the city, and will not disturb the ecology of the Caspian... I only support, but I think it's not the best real estate development version and urban environments in general.Khazar Islands is not financed by the government, its purely financed by private investors. Our government simply doesn't have enough money specially with new oil prices to be throwing away money at such projects.