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10 years on

Postby 6Ms » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:54 pm

Visited CY for the first time in 10 years

Observations

1/ New sea front is great

2/ as is Marina development in the old town

3/ HATE the new tall ( Oval ) building and any other tall building planned - have the planning authorities lost leave of their senses ?

Hope it won't be another 10 years and that the Limassol sea front won't try to emulate Dubai ( sky scrapers ) ..There's 'progress' and silliness
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Re: 10 years on

Postby Sotos » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:10 pm

There are several more skyscrapers in development right now. I think the Oval looks good. What looks bad in my opinion are some old apartment blocks which need to be renovated or demolished.
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Re: 10 years on

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:32 pm

...welcome to the Forum, 6Ms.

...are you in Cyprus for a vacation?

cheers!
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Re: 10 years on

Postby 6Ms » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...welcome to the Forum, 6Ms.

...are you in Cyprus for a vacation?

cheers!


Sorry to take so long to respond .. Biz and pleasure
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Re: 10 years on

Postby Londonrake » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am

Driving along the north highway, Limassol reminds me a bit of Dubai nowadays. In that there must be somewhere between 12-20 big 4-shaped cranes across the town skyline.

Has something radical happened to high-rise regulations recently? Or, is it just a case of the likes of Russians investing in the properties?

It's difficult to see who's going to be buying and living in all these places. :?
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Re: 10 years on

Postby B25 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Londonrake wrote:Driving along the north highway, Limassol reminds me a bit of Dubai nowadays. In that there must be somewhere between 12-20 big 4-shaped cranes across the town skyline.

Has something radical happened to high-rise regulations recently? Or, is it just a case of the likes of Russians investing in the properties?

It's difficult to see who's going to be buying and living in all these places. :?


No its a case of bent ministers, developers with contacts and large fat envelopes. The Cyprus planning regulations do not permit such buildings but for a single clause in the law that allows permission for a special case. Well, they all seem to be special cases with the thickness of the envelopes. Its another case of the rich getting richer on the backs of the poorer people, but who can say or do anything??? The EU need to put a stop to this BS citizenship by investment malarky that has fuelled these monstrosities.

That's my take on it.
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Re: 10 years on

Postby kurupetos » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:36 pm

Sotos wrote:There are several more skyscrapers in development right now. I think the Oval looks good. What looks bad in my opinion are some old apartment blocks which need to be renovated or demolished.

Demolished.
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Re: 10 years on

Postby kurupetos » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:38 pm

B25 wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Driving along the north highway, Limassol reminds me a bit of Dubai nowadays. In that there must be somewhere between 12-20 big 4-shaped cranes across the town skyline.

Has something radical happened to high-rise regulations recently? Or, is it just a case of the likes of Russians investing in the properties?

It's difficult to see who's going to be buying and living in all these places. :?


No its a case of bent ministers, developers with contacts and large fat envelopes. The Cyprus planning regulations do not permit such buildings but for a single clause in the law that allows permission for a special case. Well, they all seem to be special cases with the thickness of the envelopes. Its another case of the rich getting richer on the backs of the poorer people, but who can say or do anything??? The EU need to put a stop to this BS citizenship by investment malarky that has fuelled these monstrosities.

That's my take on it.

Brussels is probably satisfied as well.
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Re: 10 years on

Postby Cap » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:11 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Sotos wrote:There are several more skyscrapers in development right now. I think the Oval looks good. What looks bad in my opinion are some old apartment blocks which need to be renovated or demolished.

Demolished.



Agreed.
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Re: 10 years on

Postby Cap » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:17 pm

6Ms wrote:There's 'progress' and silliness


That's what they said about Dubai 30 years ago
New York too, at the turn of the 20th Century.
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