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I've got an idea, since the site is almost 5 years old, how about we take a look back at what our EE cities were 5 years ago, and how they are today
Simply state what your cities have accomplished in those 5 years, what has been built, of course it's the infrastructure, the buildings and everything, but also the general atmosphere of the city, as well as the people who govern, are the mayors doing a good job, so on and so forth

This is, in my opinion, a great way for people to present their cities without being thrown into trollfest battles, since we aren't comparing cities against each other, but their relative progress.
There's no way trolls can hijack this topic
 

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Well, what can one say...

in Belgrade...
there were a few noticeable improvements here & there.

1. Skyscrapers:(after all, thats what this forum is all about)

Absolutely nothing new was built except for the reconstruction of USCE tower following its bombing in 1999.

2. Transport infrastructure:

Probably the most noticed improvements happened here - close to a thousand new buses were bought from local manufacturer Ikarbus and about fifty new trolleys from Belarus, making Belgrade's transport fleet the youngest in the region. Currently, work is being done on rebuilding the tracks of the city's tramway network and as soon as that is done new trams will be bought or old ones upgraded. The biggest work is ahead though, as there are still two very large projects left unfinished (read: not even started) - reconstruction of all of Belgrade's bridges (no work was done on them for decades) and the often talked about "metro" - we may get a cheap LRT instead.

Between 2007-2012 Belgrade will get at least one, or maybe two new bridges - the first over Sava river begins construction later this or early next year and the new one over Danube river may begin construction in ~2010, providing the Japanese finance deal is signed. This is very much needed, as current bridges are in virtual state of collapse. Three of them see more daily vehicular traffic than the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges.

The city's airport has been rebuilt and is now capable of handling five million annual passengers, a number that could be reached by 2012 when a new terminal building will be necessary.

The one area where no progress was made is the passenger terminal for river cruiseships, a growing source of tourism revenue for the city. The current one is way too small and cant handle more than 3 or 4 ships at a single time.

Private transport operators take delivery of ~200 buses


Planned new bridge over Sava river - construction starts this year



3. Sports & Cultural Contents:

The city's government has probably done its best job in this field. Many Belgrade theaters, in bad shape after years of neglect, have already been completely rebuilt or are in planning stages to be rebuilt. The city got many new basketball, handball and tennis courts, not to mention the largest indoor arena in Europe - Belgrade Arena (23.000 seats). Soon, work should start on a number of new musems projects(ie. expansion of the National Museum), we will get a new "city gallery" on the main square and the location for the new Opera building has practically been chosen.

Belgrade Arena


Rebuilt Terazije theater



What else is there ...?
 

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Kyiv has built several subway stations, is undergoing massive construction of two big bridges, one of which is the largest ever built in Ukraine, first skyscrapers are u/c, largest railway stations in Europe is u/c, now 2 stadiums will be reconstructed in Kyiv and one new one built. Some renovations, not too many though, and basically enormous numbers of all kinds of constructions, entire new districts rose up.

First 150m+ skyscrapers are only u/c right now and are not worth posting yet, but this nice tower is completed. "Parus"



Enormous multibillion dollar bridge for 4 auto lines and 2 subway lines, spanning across 7 kilometers





new railway bridge is also u/c



Subway. Next year alone 3 more stations will open, however a new mayor is retarded and construction of subway has somewhat slowed down.

One of the recently opened stations "Boryspilska"


Basically in terms of infrastructure a lot of catching up was done, Kyiv was regarded as the "third" city in the soviet union after Moscow and Leningrad, that it received much less funding than the first two.

Renewed city bus park with ukrainian made vehicles instead of old czechoslovakian ones.
 

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They just want to measure dicks. And even if they have a tiny dick, they will make fools of themselves trying to present it as the biggest
When will people learn...I have the biggest and thats it.

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Actually...what is "mosrt improved"? Most improved as in most projects or what?

Tirana would be the most obvious answer for me...can't wait to see the next 5 years...
 

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I think it is pretty obvious
You state what your city was in 2002 and how it is now in 2007
It isn't about whether its current state now in 2007 is the best of all, instead this is to compare how the city was in 2002, and how it is now in 2007
If you have a city that was a dirty village in 2002 but now is a real clean city, that is progress, it has improved a lot.
Basically it's for each city to showcase what is has done to improve itself in the last 5 years
Did they pave all the roads? Did they upgrade the transit system? Did they build a whole subway? Did they clean the parks? etc
 

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Well Athens has seen a huge improvement on those years, mainly because of the 2004 Olympic games, a list of new infrastructure that was constructed in the city of Athens:

A brand new airport

New subway system

New motorways and ring road

A new light rail system (tram)

Suburban railway system for the metro area of the city

New buses for the city's transport organization, with 300 buses that uses natural gas, being the largest fleet in Europe.

New archaeological museum (u/c still though)

Of course this is what i can remember of now, there was also a big restoration project in the central areas of the city, and of course the creation of new arenas and stadiums, and the reconstruction of the Athens Olympic stadium.
 
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