A major and very much needed reconstruction works recently (February 2016) have begun on one of the major Tbilisi streets - David Agmanashebeli avenue. Funded by Tbilisi Development Fund (which is pretty much financed from city budget + private investor capital) promises a completely renovated street by the Autumn 2016.

It was mid February and we decided to explore how construction  works were held on this street. Another reason I find these construction works very exciting - a few years ago we lived in this neighborhood on Rome street, back then we could only fantasy that one day city will take care of this city part as well and some day it will look here like in these Postcards from Tbilisi (which is the beginning of the same David Afmanashebeli avenue)

But for now take a look how it looked alike here in mid February.

Reconstruction works near Saarbrucken sqaure

Reconstruction works near Saarbrucken square

Wooden beams and laths

Wooden beams and laths

Construction workers

Construction workers

Agmanashebeli avenue

Agmanashebeli avenue

Looks like a scene from some war movie.

Scaffolding on Agmanashebeli avenue in Tbilisi

Scaffolding on Agmanashebeli avenue in Tbilisi

Old metal ornaments in wooden doors

Old metal ornaments in wooden doors

Renovation works

Renovation works

Old plaster is been removed

Old brick gateway

Old brick gateway

Inside in the yard behind these gates there is an abandoned and almost ruined Armenian church, it would be just cool if city development fund would renovate that church as well.

Dust

Dust

I submitted above image as my day Day 143/365 image for my photo project on Flickr

Metal gates

Metal gates

Window grating with spider web

Window grating with spider web

B&W is cool, right?

Construction works

Construction works

Another interesting gateway

Another interesting gateway

Scaffolding on Agmaneshebeli avenue

Scaffolding on Agmaneshebeli avenue

Very cool architecture elements on Agmanashebeli avenue in Tbilisi

Very cool architecture elements on Agmanashebeli avenue in Tbilisi

​About Tbilisi development Fund

Non-profit legal entity Tbilisi Development Fund was established in 2010. The aim of the Fund which is established under the City Mayor's office is elaboration of the strategy of the rehabilitation and fortification of Tbilisi including its historical parts, planning specific projects, their implementation and / or the control of their performance. Along with the funds allocated from the state budget the Fund is planning to attract funds from international, foreign organizations, and begins active negotiations with donors and private investors. Fund will implement new projects based on the research, in which will be involved art historians, architects, designers and other experts.

Tbilisi Development Fund in the process of working on the development of the City Development Strategy is working closely with both governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the media to conduct the reconstruction and development process in a transparent and effective manner.The fund will explore the city's historic neighborhoods tourist and economic potential, it’s working on the strategy how to use this potential and contributes in the implementation of the important projects for Tbilisi development. Learn more: www.tdf.ge of visit Facebook page