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The Hellinikion Project

Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:32 pm

Here is a link to the Hellinikion Project for redeveloping Hellinikion Airport in Athens and it is a mixed use project including an office skyscraper, parkspace, an Athens Rivera beach, and an observation tower.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/0 ... -ambition/
 
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:00 am

Well they can always setup a fence around the old Olympic frames, install a ticket booth and presto: Aircraft museum. Then they can do whatever they want with the rest.
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:10 am

^ That’s a fantastic idea. Did you ever fly into the old field?
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 am

I spent many summers living in my uncle’s house, less than a mile from airport with an unobstructed view of the approach end of 15L&R.

The highlight of my days on the porch was watching the B747’s come in from The States. Pan Am, TWA (-SP), of course, Olympic. Very rarely, an Air France or British Air 747 would come in. There was a twice weekly C-5 that would cycle through to service the old US Air Force base that was located adjacent to the airport.

A couple of years ago I was visiting family and walked to Glyfada from my Dad’s place, and stumbled on the old Olympic aircraft. From the road, it looked like there was a building, trailer really, that had been set-up as ticket/information booth, but it appeared long abandoned.

Quite a shame. I had taken some pictures, and I’m sure they’re on my machine somewhere. I’m headed back there soon...maybe take another walk.
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:09 am

Francoflier wrote:
Well they can always setup a fence around the old Olympic frames, install a ticket booth and presto: Aircraft museum. Then they can do whatever they want with the rest.


Sadly I dont think that will happen. It will be a mircacle if it does. I have been lucky enough to visit on an open day and posted some pics on the Olympic Airways First B747 thread. It is a rare piece of aviation history which should be protected by the powers that be but in the end I fear money will talk. Also the Hellinikon project has been and continues to be a case of believe it when I see it. Already the current government has failed in its promises and more delays contiune.

As the photos show if they want this area after any development then the rent would be high such is the value of the land thats currently being used. The stalemate is actually what has preserved these aircraft but I am sure that situation will change. What we need is someone who shares the passion of everyone involved in the project over the last decade to fund the longterm project to save these aircraft.



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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Greece's Lamda plans cash call for Hellenikon, international players bow out

ATHENS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Greek real estate company Lamda Developers will issue a cash call for up to 650 million euros ($717.67 million), it said on Wednesday, after international investors withdrew interest in a development project at an abandoned airport complex in Athens.

Lamda Development plans to turn the disused Hellenikon airport in Greece’s capital into a complex of luxury residences, hotels, a yachting marina and casino at a total cost of about 8 billion euros ($8.97 billion).

The landmark project, part of a post-bailout agreement between Greece and its lenders, had faced several bureaucratic hurdles in recent years, though the newly elected Conservative government vowed to expedite plans.

Lamda had previously said it was in discussion with Chinese and Gulf potential investors. On Wednesday it said it planned to call an extraordinary shareholders meeting for a share capital increase up to 650 million euros.

www.reuters.com/article/greece-hellenik ... SL5N2695OB
 
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 am

they have to preserve the planes... but buildings have to be destroyed imho... too much concrete in our cities... too much asphalt... I'm not an eco-nazi but places like those have to be given back to the population... a big park with green grass... a nice bar and kid's games... casino and yachting marina, luxury residences... bull***t
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 am

Seems like a really big project for Greece. Why build a skyscraper if you have so much land available ?

The space is too big to make just a park out of it, but they should definitely make it a green city, with lots of vegetation making it cooler.
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 pm

I remember the smell of the warm Mediterranean sea air at 4am in the morning when we arrived there on our honeymoon many years ago. It was dark and you couldn't see how close the water was but you could feel it in the air. Awesome.

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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:50 am

Just walked past the aircraft, and it doesn’t appear anything has changed. No need to post any of the pics I took, they’re the same as above, though OA260 seems to have gotten a better vantage point.

Of note, when I walked past, there appeared to be a small film crew setting up with the aircraft in the background. They were up in the street, and I didn’t see a van or truck, so they may have been shooting a home movie, for all I know.

The small building that’s in the area does indeed have a sign that reads “Museum of Civil Aviation” in English.
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 pm

The museum is a nice small set up mostly housing some salvaged items from West Terminal Olympic. Shame the B727 picture is water damaged. Some interesting aviation bits and pieces nonetheless. On open days they also offer drinks and food in the Museum building which is nice.

The first photo above I took was a good vantage point as I took it from inside the Upper Deck of SX-OAB B747.

A few more pics of the Museum

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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:49 pm

PRESS RELEASE

AEGEAN to become “Official Hellinikon Project Air Carrier” Supports Emblematic Athens Hellinikon Development Project

Kifissia, October 7, 2019

AEGEAN announces its intention to proceed with an agreement to promote and support the emblematic “Hellinikon Development Project”, the largest project in
Greece which is expected to add new momentum to Athens Tourism.
AEGEAN has agreed an MOU with Lamda Development for the promotion of the Hellinikon Development Project. As per the agreement, AEGEAN will use its inflight
media to present its passengers with project material and information relating to the new services, experiences and products that become available as the project evolves. The objective of the effort is to amplify awareness of the project and
therefore, contribute to its successful progress.
AEGEAN’s brand, as “the Official Hellinikon Project Air Carrier”, will become an intrinsic part of Greece’s most transformative development project which is expected to positively impact the Athens tourism sector for the years to come. AEGEAN’s affiliation with the project will be referred to and presented by Lamda, the project’s
developer, both in Greece and abroad.

https://en.aegeanair.com/-/media/abouta ... ect-en.pdf
 
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:34 am

I just saw a CGI video concerning this project on FB (couldn't pull a link). I'm not a fan of the sky-scrapers. I know the area pretty well...or at least I knew the area pretty well...and overly tall buildings will look like a scar.
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Re: The Hellinikion Project

Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:09 am

I feel that the planes on site and the historic structures at the old airport should be preserved, but I feel that the Hellinkion Project should still take place as planned with historic preservation in mind.

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