Ghost Town Revisited
Editors Note: On July 9, 2010, the Kyiv Post published ‘Ghost Town,’ a cover story (image at top right) that examined the capital’s raft of vacant and decaying buildings – many considered architectural monuments – in the heart of the city. This story revisits the issue, finding that little progress has been made in converting empty buildings to productive uses. President Viktor Yanukovych earlier this month, in a proposal to improve the situation, called for substantial property taxes to stimulate real-estate transactions and discourage owners from holding on to decaying properties.
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