National Geographic : 1945 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Maynard Owen Williams Steel and Concrete Apartment Houses Ask the Question: Can This Be the Land of Bulbous Domes and Slender Minarets? Istanbul, emulating American and Russian cities, clears away the old to make way for the new. Here where the Sultan's troops used todrill, city planners have created a new vista. Scarcely a brick is a dozen years old. Taksim Square celebrates the Republic's 21st anniversary, October 29, 1944 (Plate I).