Construction of 1st Bulgarian Skyscraper Kicks off in Sofia

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Bulgaria: Construction of 1st Bulgarian Skyscraper Kicks off in Sofia Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister Plevneliev shows how tall the Captain Ford Center will be during its ground-breaking ceremony. Photo by BGNES

The construction of a new business center described as the first Bulgarian skyscraper started in Sofia Friday with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev.

The project for “Captain Ford” Business Center is a joint work of the UK design studio Atkins – known for its skyscraper projects around the world including in Dubai – and of their Bulgarian colleagues from A&A Architects.

It will be realized by the construction company Fort Knox, which is owned by Russian businessman Stanislav Parhomenko, Bulgarian Georgi Ivanov, and the Ukrainian owned firm Variant Sofia.

The Captain Ford Business Center will be located on the Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in the southeastern part of the Bulgarian capital, close to the Metro hypermarket.

The investment will be worth some EUR 60 M. The Captain Ford Business Center will include two buildings. One of them will be 126 meters – 36 floors – which makes it the tallest building not only in Bulgaria but also in the Balkans.

The business center is going to have an all-out built-up area of 75 000 square meters that will be occupied most by offices. The construction is expected to last at least two years.

“I bow to these foreign investors who in a moment of crisis start such a large-scale project in such a categorical way with belief not just in their own building which is world-class but also in the future and the market in Bulgaria,” Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev said during the ground-breaking ceremony.

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#9
Caliguy - 15 Apr 2014 // 18:42:26

My bet is it will never get finished, and will end up being called the Sofia hooie. Any body seen the Shuman penis?

#8
red666777 - 15 Apr 2014 // 17:41:36

Der man mit der helmet im Bulgarien we sagt Frauschue - "chechlio"

#7
FIGMENT - 31 Jan 2010 // 15:47:13

Chushle

I can't slam you, you are my friend who supplied all this useful information on Mormonism. I am still copying and pasting it from time to time to put Bill in his place. lol

#6
Chushki - 31 Jan 2010 // 09:02:50

Whatever, I just hope that darta turkinya Baba Nellie doesnt try and force the authorities to convert the building into a mosque or some other idiotic idea.

#5
Chushki - 30 Jan 2010 // 17:09:06

Babo Neri: '' Don't go anywhere near that building, I am certain it will not stand up.''

So you ARE doing the structural calculations (and tea making) for the project!

#4
FIGMENT - 30 Jan 2010 // 15:21:31

Chushle

" But babo Neri, how will Atkins ever manage to design and build such a structure without guidance from the worlds foremost turkish architect/tea lady?"

I wonder if it will be able to take a direct hit from an Airbus? Don't go anywhere near that building, I am certain it will not stand up.

#3
Chushki - 30 Jan 2010 // 09:34:52

But babo Neri, how will Atkins ever manage to design and build such a structure without guidance from the worlds foremost turkish architect/tea lady?

#2
FIGMENT - 29 Jan 2010 // 20:21:15

Chushle

Baba Nellie is enjoying her semi-retirement and can't be bothered with Bulgarian nonsense. There isn't money enough in the world to induce me to live in that squat toilet of a country.

#1
Chushki - 29 Jan 2010 // 20:16:30

Maybe there's a job there for Baba Nellie, boiling turkish tea in her samovar for the architects?

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