Urban Planning: Will politicians preserve Tamanyan’s Yerevan?

The last old building left after North Avenue was developed. PHOTO BY NAZIK ARMENAKYAN/ARMENIANOW.COM

The last old building left after North Avenue was developed. PHOTO BY NAZIK ARMENAKYAN/ARMENIANOW.COM

Modern Yerevan is characterized by the elegant buildings designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan at the beginning of the 20th century. But today, many of those buildings are being razed in the city’s development boom.

Politicians have pledged to save the city’s unique look, but are their promises real? Gayane Mkyrtchyan from ArmeniaNow.com explores this question in her article.

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