In the Gulf of Odessa are planning to build an island built on stilts, called "Byzantium". Let us know the director of the KP Agency Odessa Development Programmes "Michael Freidlin.
"Creative Architecture Studio of Vladimir Meshcheryakova drafted a recreational island" Byzantium. " This idea was approved and entered the town planning concept of Odessa ", - said Freidlin.
According to the author of the project, the Chief Directorate for Cultural Heritage Protection of Odessa City Council, Vladimir Meshcheryakov, the implementation of ambitious project to fully take between 1.5 to 2 billion dollars.
"If the project will attract investors' attention, then a year later - so much need for the development of technical documentation - you can start building. The island is conceived as a kind of "Las Vegas" - on stilts with the extent of old Odessa. Only instead of the main streets - Pushkin, Richelieu, Deribasovskaya Greek and Catherine will be the same name the channels through which will sail the yacht.
The draft of the island received the name "Byzantium" in tribute to the intentions of the Russian emperors (notably Catherine the Great) founded the novovizantiyskuyu empire "in the New Russia and the Balkans. On the island will be built casinos, hotels and residential apartments. On three sides, "Byzantium" is connected with Odessa bridges. Suspended pedestrian overpass will be spanned, and through channels, "- shared his plans for an architect.
Originally planned for the construction of the first stage of "Byzantium", which should stretch for 40 hectares of the sea bay.