Maslak is one of the main business districts of Istanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of the city. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other Names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches It is administered by the borough of Şişli, though being far north and actually closer to the boroughs of Beşiktaş and Sarıyer. Şişli is a crowded central District of İstanbul, Turkey. It is a business shopping and residential area north of Taksim, the entertainment This article is about a District in İstanbul For the sports club see Beşiktaş J Sarıyer is the northernmost district of İstanbul on the European side of the city
Maslak is in direct competition with the nearby Levent business district for new skyscraper projects, and the subway network which ends at "4. Levent is one of the main business districts of Istanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of the city A skyscraper is a tall continuously habitable Building. There is no official definition or a precise cutoff height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway Levent" is currently being extended towards Maslak and beyond, which will enhance the district's attractiveness for future projects and investments.
At present, the tallest completed skyscraper in Maslak is the 38-floor Sun Plaza, while the tallest skyscraper under construction in Maslak (as well as Istanbul and the rest of Turkey) is the Diamond of Istanbul, which comprises three centrally-connected towers, the tallest of which will have 53 floors above ground and will reach a height of 270m. Diamond of Istanbul is the tallest building of Istanbul and Turkey currently being built in the city's Maslak business district
The Diamond of Istanbul will also be the first steel skyscraper in Turkey, where (as opposed to the situation in the United States) constructing with steel costs more than constructing with concrete. Steel is an Alloy consisting mostly of Iron, with a Carbon content between 0 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Concrete is a construction material composed of Cement (commonly Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as Fly ash and Slag The reason for choosing steel was its relative strength in dealing with earthquakes (Istanbul is located along a very active faultline), whereas concrete is more fire-resistant. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's crust that creates Seismic waves Earthquakes are recorded with a Seismometer A Fire retardant material is one that is designed to resist burning and withstand Heat.