Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan that was actually built 10 years ago. That time not many people were eager to move from the former capital of Almaty to the new place. But now the city can be proud of a plenty of picturesque constructions some of which will be shown below.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Khan Shatyr is a strange-looking and giant construction that can’t help catching one’s eye.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The transparent tent which is 150 meters high was built in 2006-2010.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

It is situated at the very edge of the city and is a real tent in the middle of the field.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

It looks even more impressive at night when filled with flickering light.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

It is not simple to overcome the desire to enter the place at a frosty winter night.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Here is the plan of the tent.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Welcome inside the construction.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Only a small part of the tent is used that is represented by 5 floors only.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The thing in the center is not a  thermometer but an elevator.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Enjoying the view of the dome.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The contrast is amazing: palms growing inside look quite comfortable in spite of the fact there is a snowy storm and icy hell outside. When you are in the center and warm, you can still observe the snow through the transparent membrane of the dome. It feels really strange.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The small cabin is used to look around.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Views of the city all covered with snow.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The construction was built at the edge of the city. In future it will be surrounded by such towers. Right now only two of them are present.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

It is planned to remove the houses in order the towers could be built instead.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Other views that can be seen from Khan Shatyr.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Bayterek is a monument and observation tower that 97 meters high is located 2 km away from Khan Shatyr.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The monument is meant to embody a folktale about a mythical tree of life and a magic bird of happiness: the bird, named Samruk, had laid its egg in the crevice between two branches of a poplar tree.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Bayterek was designed as a cultural center with a cafe and art gallery but it is practically empty inside.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The construction has two floors only with an elevator going right to the sphere.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

An observation ground above.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Giant Constructions Of Astana

The viewing platform features a gilded hand print of the right hand of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the independent Republic of Kazakhstan.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

Monument to the Congress of world religions that took place in 2003 in Astana.

Giant Constructions Of Astana

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18 thoughts on “Giant Constructions Of Astana”

  1. On the one hand, I applaud this beautiful and imaginative construction. On the other hand, I am appalled that it comes at the expense of impoverishing the people and stealing from them their basic freedoms.

  2. Unimpressed. Half-empty gaudy monuments to naked capitalist greed. And displacing poor people is de rigueur for bloated bureaucracies.

    • Only -25 ? There are places in Russia with -60 C 🙂 Photos of some of them are on this server too, there ia thermometer on one building. Central heating tubes must be heated to prevent freezing of hot water 🙂

  3. Very impressive architecture. I hope that the owners of the displaced residences will be fairly compensated or relocated to fine accommodation.

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