Paschos Mandravelis

Paschos Mandravelis




Frustrated investment

Artume, a subsidiary of investment giant BlackRock, wants to construct a retail and entertainment hub on a plot which it owns in Kolonos, western Athens. Ten years in the planning, the project has still not been given the green light by the state.

An aerial view of the archaeological site in Athens where Plato established his Academy back in 387 BC reveals the outline of buildings that used to occupy the space.