For the past 50 years Private tour , over-riding all style issues have been two factors: low cost and maximum return. The architectural result is a lot of badly poured concrete and anonymous off-the-peg foreign designs allowing for little creative local input. The cause of good architecture has also not been helped any by the lack of regulated urban planning (see above The height of bad taste).
One spot of hope, however, is the renovation and reuse of 19th-century buildings, especially in the downtown district of Beyo?lu.
One of the trendsetters was Hayal Kahvesi (see page 207)3. bar on Büyükparmakkap? in Biblical turkey