Reading Infrastructural Problems Within The Dispute Of Istanbul’s Skyline

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If the term “infrastructure” is assessed beyond its common associations, it can be defined as “all the capital assets used for public welfare framed in a system that comprises financial and legal regulations. Within the current agenda of Istanbul, the topic of interest for this article is the impressionist dispositive driven by the conceptual couple “historical silhouette” as an urban merit that suggests a priority of specific historical and cultural phenomena and reduces urban infrastructural challenges to a single plane and various projections of this dispositive on the debate of Istanbul, silhouette and infrastructure. What is to be investigated is the emergence of this conceptual couple as a discourse that accompanies the interpretation of specific architectural phenomena and its construction as an urban myth.


Istanbul; highrise; silhouette; infrastructure

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