Skopje 2014 (Macedonian:Скопје 2014) is a project financed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, with the main ideology being based on that of the ruling party VMRO-DPMNE, with the purpose of giving the capital Skopje a more classical appeal by the year 2014. The project, officially announced in 2010, consists mainly of the construction of museums and government buildings, as well as the erection of monuments depicting historical figures from the region of Macedonia. Around 20 buildings and over 40 monuments are planned to be constructed as part of the project.
The project has been criticized for constructing nationalistic historicistkitsch. Skopje 2014 has also generated controversy for its cost, for which estimates range from 80 to 500 million euros.
The 1963 Skopje earthquake destroyed approximately 80% of the city, including most of the neoclassical buildings in the central part of Skopje. The rebuilding that followed saw the construction of mostly plain Socialist architecture. This is a main reason given by the government for the necessity of the project, to give Skopje a more monumental and visually pleasing image. Some of the project does consist of reconstructions of buildings destroyed or significantly damaged in the earthquake. This includes the national theatre, the old city hall, and Kale Fortress.
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Foreign MinisterNikos Dendias, who is paying an official visit to Skopje, met with the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev on Tuesday. The meeting focused on the bilateral cooperation in the economy, investments and commerce, energy, transport and the tackling of the COVID-19 pandemic ... READ MORE ... Advertisment. Tags ... No Newer Articles ... .