Saint Petersburg's New Holland Island
August 3, 2011 2:33 PM   Subscribe

Closed to the public for more than 300 years, St. Petersburg's New Holland Island is about to get a major makeover. The 410M USD redevelopment project, managed by none other than the power couple Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, aims to transform Russia's first military port into a residential and commercial area while preserving the island's historic warehouses. Take a look at New Holland Island.
posted by Foci for Analysis (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I like me a bit of history, but what shits me is website designers that transition images for me as if I have lost the use of either my hands of free will. Interesting post.
posted by the noob at 5:33 PM on August 3, 2011

Beautiful and technical photography in that last link. I hope that their "full restoration" (in the ArchDaily link) of the warehouses isn't too perfect. I'd rather see them stable without becoming sterile if possible.
posted by GodricVT at 6:11 PM on August 3, 2011

Another reason why St. Petersburg is on my bucket list.
Thanks for the post.
posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 9:35 PM on August 3, 2011

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