“All these new buildings were part of a package. We were trying to change the mentality of the whole apparatus...In post-Soviet times, the government had an orgasm just finding ways to insult you. That’s what we were trying to leave behind” - Giga Bokeria — NYT Style Magazine - Winter Luxury 2013
Joshua Levine visits Tbilisi, Georgia where a shiny new architectural skyline has become a political issue as much as an aesthetic one. Preservationists complain of slapdash commercialism while others see a step toward a more progressive society.