On 26th of August 2016, the opening ceremony of the third bridge of Bosporus - known as Yavus Sultan Selim Bridge- took place. The construction had been started in 2013 and the bridge supports four-lane motorway nd one railway line in each direction. It is located in Istanbul and it is a cable-stayed bridge. However, its size exceeds the typical dimensions of this type of bridge.
A new architectural project for a new marina design in Istanbul was announced recently. The design call for a mixed-use construction which will include a complex of man-made islands and a central piece of land where there will be units forresidenceand entertainment. The unique feature of the marina is its shapesince it resembles a row of pearls!
Although earthquakes along the North Anatolian Fault (NAF) have been very frequent and devastating to the city of Istanbul, recurrence rate has been difficult to evaluate as faults are located offshore. A new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) brings new evidence on the earthquake history of NAF's main segment based on seabed soil samples.
The 15-million city is situated very close to the so-called North Anatolian Fault Zone which runs just outside the city, below the Marmara Sea. Scientists appreciate that an earthquake of magnitude M7 or greater will hit region in the coming years.