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Nurzhol Boulevard in Astana.

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"Astana - heart of our Fatherland, a support of our independence"

N. A Nazarbaev. 

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Nurzhol Boulevard (formerly called Water-Green Boulevard) is located in the heart of Astana. This is the most informative and interesting walk you will ever take in the cities of Kazakhstan. If you pay attention to architectural sights even half of what you see, such a walk will take 2.5 hours.
The boulevard starts from the Khan Shatyr shopping and entertainment complex and ends with the residence of the president of Ak Orda. So, behind us is the Khan-Shatyr complex designed by the British architect Norman Foster.
The boulevard begins at the Khan-Shatyr shopping and entertainment center and ends at the residence of President Ak-Orda. Nurzhol Boulevard (pedestrian esplanade) unites three squares together. The pedestrian esplanade stretches from east to west for a length of 2.5 km, its width reaches 100 meters and covers an area of ​​15 hectares.
The boulevard, as well as the master plan of the new part of the city, was designed by the architect Kisho Kurokawa. In a significant part, the boulevard is a three-level structure. At the lower level there is a parking lot for 400 cars.
At the middle second level there are shops, service and catering facilities, exhibition halls, offices and other public institutions. On the upper level there is actually a pedestrian zone with alleys, flowerbeds, lawns, trees, benches, fountains, small architectural forms.
In six places (the “green house” zone), conical atriums of the upper level form light “wells” of natural light, around which inter-level stairs and winter gardens are arranged. In a number of places from the second level, covered galleries and walkways lead to the surrounding buildings.
Along the boulevard there are a number of beautiful architectural objects built according to the designs of famous domestic and foreign architects, including the symbol of the city - Baiterek. The height of Astana-Baiterek is 105 meters, the diameter of the ball is 22 meters. Inside the ball are a bar and a panoramic room.
From Baiterek you can walk further along the Nurzhol boulevard. A beautiful boulevard leads to the Round Square with a huge light and music fountain. It is located at the intersection of the citywide highway of regulated traffic - Kabanbai Batyr Street and the latitudinal axis - a covered pedestrian esplanade.
Guests and residents of the capital can safely enjoy the festivities on the lower terrace-like tier of the Round Square, away from traffic. On the upper tiers of the terrace around the perimeter there are service facilities, the lower terraces are well landscaped and flooded with fountains, cascades descending to the lower mark.
7 and 20-storey buildings of KazTransOil, KazMunayGas, and the Eurasian Bank were built on the western side of Krugly Square. Two 20-story terraced buildings of the buildings are connected by a transitional gallery hovering at a height of 10 - 13 floors.
The building of the Ministry of Transport and Communications was built on the northeast side of the square. The 34-story building, which has a plastic shape, is decorated with golden glass and is clearly visible from all over the city.
The total height of the structure reaches 155 meters. At the boulevard there are buildings of government bodies, including: the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Senate of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Mazhilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the House of Ministries, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC "NC" Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ", the State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as residential complexes, office buildings, the shopping center "Keruen".

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Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov. and