Image courtesy FXFOWLE Work will soon begin on the 606-foot-tall Renaissance Tower in Istanbul, Turkey. Image courtesy FXFOWLE Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, the 44-story tower will be a highly visible landmark in this city of roughly 12 million people. A 606-ft-high chiseled obelisk designed by FXFOWLE, New York City, will delineate the eastern entrance to Istanbul when construction finishes in July 2014. Renaissance Tower, as the office building will be known, is being developed by Ankara-based Renaissance Construction Co., which plans to lease most of the 914,900-sq-ft high-rise.Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, the 44-story tower
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