Historic Chimney Will Become Central Feature of Shopping Complex Thanks to Structural Preservation
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Cintec™ International is ensuring that a historic industrial chimney will be at the heart of the Twin Towers Port of Baku scheme.
A demolition-threatened historic chimney in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku will now be the center point of a multi-million pound new shopping complex thanks to the innovation of a Newport-based structural engineering firm.
Cintec™ International has been commissioned to carry out complex structural preservation work on the chimney later this year in a 1 million euro contract.
It was built in the 1900s as the focal point of a regeneration project to establish Baku as an up-and-coming center of commerce and technology.
Original designs for the development, which will be called The Twin Towers of Port Baku, planned to have the chimney pulled down to make way for the modern shopping complex. However, when the president of Azerbaijan saw the plans, he requested that the historical chimney be restored instead and become a central feature of the development.