Turkey will build a 32-story skyscraper in New York which is expected to add prestige to Turkey's brand value, according to reports by Habertürk daily. Located in the most prestigious neighborhood of Manhattan - right across from the United Nations Headquarters - the 12-story Turkish House ("Türkevi" in Turkish), which has been criticized for its dilapidated appearance and damage to Turkey's image as a nation, will be demolished by May.
New projects in efforts to restore the Turkish House commenced under the directive orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which he gave during his prime ministry. The tender for the new Türkevi building is slated to take place this summer.
The new building is expected to reach a height of 120 meters and be in harmony with the urban fabric of New York and feature traditional Turkish motifs. The new "Türkevi" will be constructed over a 200-square-meter area and will mirror the architecture of the Ottoman and Seljuk architecture eras. The building will be furnished with the latest technology and special security technologies designed to prevent terror threats.