The 30-year-old building has been demolished after many years of criticism that the cityscape looks awkward.
All buildings in southern Turkey that have long outperformed Google’s results as “the most ridiculous buildings in the world” will be demolished.
Hayrettin Gungor, the mayor of Kahramanmaraş, where the building is located, said it could take three months to demolish the building on Wednesday.
Built 30 years ago as a special rural business center, he said he was always criticized for being awkward and prominent in the cityscape.
The 18-story structure is attractive with its red, yellow and blue exterior colors and the strange tall pillars that occupy almost half of the bottom floor.
After conducting the investigation, it was decided to demolish the building, Gangaw said.
After dismantling, a new project will start on site.
The people of Kahramanmaras welcomed this move.
Resident Ismail Kazan said he was depressed by criticism from tourists who saw the building.
Another resident, Mehmet Fatty Baltutan, said the use of squares instead of buildings would make the city look more beautiful.
Ismet Gedikli, who has lived in Kahramanmaras for 30 years, said that vehicles and pedestrians will be able to pass smoothly.
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