New Planning Law Will Protect Istanbul's Historic Views And Lines Of Sight

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced a plan aimed at protecting the city's views by preventing construction of tall buildings in lines of sight and preventing illegal building construction.

The plan, dubbed 'silhouette mother plan,' was suggested by the Urban Planning Directorate and will initially focus on Istanbul's historic peninsula, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn Areas.

"We used to prepare the plans vertically instead of horizontally. From now on, the flats of the buildings will be taken into consideration and higher flats that damage the view will not be allowed," Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir explained. The plan has been approved by parliament and will begin regulating preserving views immediately, following public criticism of three skyscrapers constructed in the city's Zeytinburnu district last month.

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