A Journey Trough Finland
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Chapter 4: Porto Neshold Revisited
Construction works at Porto Nesholt have been successfully completed. The engaged people and companies were able to stick to the time-frame, although there were adds to the approved plans. The calculated costs of 1.35 M$ were slightly exceeded because of these adds. The final costs amounted to 1.57 M$.
As we attach great importance on sustainability in Finland we are committed to reduce waste by applying the 3 R's principle: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. So the blown and excavated rocks as well as the wood that had to be cut were worked into building material for the retaining walls and the tenements. The buildings are constructed of contaminant-free and environmentally safe materials. They comply to our low energy consumption standards. Residents are happy to live in an ecological environment.
First, have a look on how it looked like before construction works began.
Pic. 4.00: A view of the former Porto Nesholt.
Pic. 4.01: Now, the new face of Porto Nesholt from the same direction of view (Click pic for HD).
Then some more overviews ...
Pic. 4.02: ... from North (Click pic for HD)
Pic. 4.03: ... from East (Click pic for HD)
Pic. 4.04: ... from South (Click pic for HD)
... and some close-ups:
Pic. 4.05: Here we look down into some backyards that were heavily shadowed by the former rock-wall. Now the residents are very happy to have more light. They look forward to the Green Up of the yards and parts of the retaining walls.
Pic. 4.06: Looking down from the gravel path heading from the East side of the island to the west-gate of the old stronghold. We see the stairs that were added during the construction works, considered as a reasonable shortcut to the upper level homes.
Pic. 4.07: Close-up look down from the east-tower of the ruins.
Pic. 4.09: This house (in the middle with the parasol) was also added to the approved planing.
Pic. 4.10: A close-up onto the afore mentioned stairs.
Pic. 4.11: In the course of the Porto Nesholt expansion the pier below 'Falling Waters' was enlarged to serve the increased demand.
(Side-note: The last picture shows the changed water. In the next update I will show the postponed overviews of Nesholt with the new game water)
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So, by for now. I hope it's been worth the wait...
Again, your comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.