IMM; It will demolish the 46-year-old Karaköy Multi-Storey Car Park and build a square and underground parking lot in its place. Stating that the region will gain a new identity with the project that will change the face of Karaköy to a large extent, İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu, “We did not make an effort to reconstruct a building in an area. We tried to square it up. This is an important point of view both for the identity of Istanbul and for its future. I am very excited already,” he said. The 7-storey car park, which serves an average of 500 vehicles per day and has a capacity of 600 vehicles, will be closed for operation as of Saturday, September 24, 23.59:XNUMX, and demolition operations will begin as of October.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Assembly, with the unanimous decision taken in the June 2021 sessions, decided to demolish the 46-year-old Karaköy Multi-Storey Car Park, which is Istanbul's first multi-storey car park, and build a square in its place. The expected day has come for the transformation in the building, which is also planned to be built under the ground parking lot. The 7-storey car park, which serves an average of 500 vehicles per day and has a capacity of 600 vehicles, will be closed to operation as of Saturday, September 24, 23.59:XNUMX. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlumet with the owners of historical brands that had been operating under the building for years before the closure. İmamoğlu, who met with the owners of Güllüoğlu and Namlı companies, Nadir Güllü and Engin Mepa in Güllüoğlu, had tea with the operators. sohbeti did it.
“WE DETECTED THAT THE PARKING PARK IS A DIFFICULT BUILDING AGAINST EARTHQUAKE”
Making his statement about the project that will change the face of Karaköy, one of the historical districts of Istanbul, on Kemankeş Street, where the square and underground car park will be built, İmamoğlu said: and history. There is a new life here now. As you know, this is Galataport and there is a huge harbor where cruise ships dock, there are shopping areas and a hotel where a world-renowned brand will come. Such a dense area also needed to be strengthened as a living space. In this dimension, when we first analyzed this project, when we had the earthquake analysis of the parking lot you see, unfortunately, we found that it was a troublesome structure. We signed a contract with the institution that made this investment here, in order to make the city square and to be in an area befitting perhaps millions of guests and tourists who come here annually. As a requirement of this contract, we take the car park you see underground with the same capacity, and here we present a very stylish square to our city. When this stylish square is formed, the integration of tourists with the city will be stronger and more effective.”
“WE AGREED WITH OUR TRADITIONAL BRANDS”
“Of course there are traditional brands here. There are other brands such as Güllüoğlu, Namlı, Köşkeroğlu and Koska. All these brands are important brands, valuable brands. People who have given their years here. We also tried to support them in their transition to their new places by mutually agreeing, giving them a reasonable time. Hopefully, as of October 1, these brands will no longer be here. We will start the construction site here in mid-October. First demolition, then manufacturing. I would like to thank both the company that made this contract with us, the investors of Galataport and the organizations that manage this reconciliation process with us here. We present a very special understanding for Istanbul. In other words, we did not try to reconstruct a building in an area. We tried to square it up. This is an important point of view both for the identity of Istanbul and for its future. I'm so excited already. Let the parking lot be finished as soon as possible, let it be square; Let our people meet with beautiful memories that remind us of Istanbul. From here, let's feel both the Bosphorus, the entrance of the Golden Horn and the Historical Peninsula across from this depth together. There are other historical areas around Ki that we will consider. Good luck now.”