In the bridge of Da Vincinin: With the realization of Marmaray, a project belonging to the Ottoman period reached its target after many years. We talked to Turan Sahin, who was accepted as an expert in these subjects with his book 'The Crazy Projects of the Ottoman Empire' published by Yitik Treasury Publications in 2012. And we've learned that there are many 'crazy' projects unheard of in the second volume of the book!
The Marmaray, which was voiced by Sultan Abdülmecit in the 1860s, and later realized in the light of a project designed during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamit Han, was opened with a ceremony on October 29 ... After the works that lasted between 2004 and 2013, Asia and Europe were also connected by rail.
Apart from Marmaray, we wondered what other projects were used for the Ottoman heritage, and we would like to know the subject; we asked the researcher-writer Turan Şahin e
What do you say about the evaluation of historical projects in this way?
I History should also answer the question 'what has happened in the future', said the President of Turkish Historical Society (TTK). Dr. Text Hülagü. It is the origin of dozens of projects that make our lives easier. The period of Abdul Hamid. Metro, tube walkway, strait bridges, funicular lines and more.
There is also the Haliç Bridge project by Leonardo Da Vinci. Can you tell me a little bit? II. Why did Bayezid dislike those drawings?
Leonardo Da Vinci, who is currently in the Topkapı Palace Archives, was appointed as Sultan II. The Golden Horn Bridge project sent to Bayezid was translated as 'The Letter sent by the Infidel to Linardo' and presented to the Sultan. They probably didn't know who it was at that time. The project is; 240 meters to Pera through the Golden Horn, a bridge that will extend to a single arch. A very ambitious offer for the period; exceed the 240 meter with a single belt. This offer was not taken seriously in the Ottoman Empire but in any part of the world at that time. We do not know the reactions of the parties; I did not come across any written text on this subject.
With the introduction of Marmaray, this bridge and many other old projects can also attract attention. Are there any projects that have not been realized but are expected to be made?
Leonardo Da Vinci's Golden Horn Bridge, I think, will be built during the tender phase and one-to-one. Projects not yet built; Aiming to bring new attraction centers to Istanbul, Gavand's Yenişehir Project, Sarkis Balyan's Golden Horn-Black Sea Project and the bridge project for the connection between the islands, Bouvard's challenge plans, Tahtaciyan's Galata Tower, Yıldız Gezi Park, Üsküdar-Altunizade Funicular Project and more f
How appropriate are they actually built?
I can only list some of the projects that have taken place, they will all be long. We can start from the Don-Volga Canal. Black Sea-Danube Canal, Sultan II. Abdülhamit's Dead Sea Project, Statue of Liberty in America, Canal in Istanbul, Bosphorus Bridge, Metro, Tube Crossing, Funicular, Cable Car, Golden Horn Bridges, Miniatürk ...
As each cycle imposes its own architectural style, the projects that are performed today are the only one resembling yesterday. they can be called dots. Tube walkway, subway, funicular, cable car, throat bridges are in the same direction.
How much can we use the Ottoman heritage?
The work of gaining lost memory will definitely save time for today's managers. There are dozens of projects imposed by the city in order to have a more liveable infrastructure. Projects such as the Tube Gate and the Bosphorus Bridge are the solutions that geography imposes on us. Today, the projects of the rulers of Istanbul and the executives of today are overlapping. Each project will be the origin of the Ottoman Empire. Two buildings with 30 floors planned to be built in Istanbul, I've included dozens of unheard-of projects in the second volume of the 'Crazy Projects of the Ottoman Empire' like 'Twin Towers' which are merged with the Ottoman coat of arms.
Are there any projects that you think should be done?
The third bridge could be the Hamidiye Bridge with more classic features and more lines to us. The designs of Bouvard, the designs of D'aranco, the designs of Corenti, make Istanbul more enjoyable.
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What is the overlapping of the Ottoman plans with the Channel Istanbul project?
The merger of the Golden Horn with the Black Sea over the Alibeyköy Creek would create a giant island. This is overlapping. The idea of creating new attractions is also the same. But the direction of the channel is different.
In your book, you say that Münif Pasha's Great Ottoman Park Project was a little different from Miniatürk.
Munif Pasha's Miniaturk would be three thousand square meters wide. The park was to be built mainly on the Ottoman borders of that day. Miniatures of the works will be in the right places on the map, earth shapes; the mountains, lakes, rivers, etc. would also be included in the map. The size of the Ottoman geography and the historical wealth on that geography would be shown. In Miniatürk, the artifacts that exist today are detached from the geography and randomly interspersed.
You mention the sculpture projects of the victories. What was there?
During the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid, 1552 units were built by order. We do not know what was included in these facilities, but they would probably include these monuments. Victory monuments are not similar to the ones seen in Ottoman lands. Maybe they were not built due to the modest postures of the sultans. But the sculpture is not an element that is very much the last type of Ottoman executive. He presented the same bill to the Hıdiv Family, who ruled Egypt, by the artist of the Statue of Liberty in America today. But the prototype that was presented and exhibited in his house, which is now Bertholdi's museum, was not appreciated.
Do you think that the project of obtaining drinking water from seawater will be realized in the Ottoman period?
At that time, especially in the Hicaz Region, the sea water was made available. What made this project interesting was the idea of neutralizing the salt in water with electricity. It was an untried method. The idea was rejected because it had not been experienced. Is that clear?
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