Istanbul is a city full of history well known for its Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Many of its buildings are a reflection of the towns and empires that have ruled the city. From Istanbul’s architecture stands out Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed mosque that stand opposite each other like a mirror, Topkapi Palace with its mix of styles, Galata Tower, and Istiklal Street with its neoclassical, neo-Gothic and modernist buildings, among others.
But in addition to these well-known examples Istanbul also has some contemporary architecture such as the impressive Bosphorus Bridge by architects William Brown and Gilbert Roberts, the modern Sancklar mosque by Emre Arolat Architects and other constructions still in projection such as the New Contemporary Art Museum of the Grimshaw architects’ office that will change the look of the city. The historical capital of Turkey offers architectural history in abundance but also modernity.
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