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Istanbul Is Demolishing 3 New Skyscrapers To Preserve Its Iconic Skyline

Istanbul Is Demolishing 3 New Skyscrapers To Preserve Its Iconic Skyline

Behind the Blue Mosque in Istanbul rise three stumpy luxury apartment buildings, recently completed and sold — only to be ordered demolished. The ruling from Turkey’s highest administrative court to tear down the skyscrapers to protect the city’s iconic views is remarkable, if a bit ill-timed.