Connecting Boulevards To Historical Place: Example Of The Ordu Street

Ordu Street (one of the major boulevards) under construction. It was extended to the baths of the Beyazid Mosque and the Beyazit Square in front of it, which were landmarks of high historical value. Source: Altinyildiz, Nur. “The Architectural Heritage of Istanbul and the Ideology of Preservation.”

Accompanying the renovation and enlargement of selected public squares, boulevards were connected to these squares. Besides the formation of a transportation network incorporating squares as traffic junctions, the extension of boulevards to these historical squares marked their presence, having an underlying intention of cultural glorification.

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