Now….Now Yerevan has lost its former beauty and appearance. Now many modern buildings or even whole districts are built all over the city. We can not deny that they are nice, of course they are nice and also have better conveniences and comfortableness for their habitants, but, anyway, they destroy the architectural balance of the city. The high buildings are built right next to short ones and the colors of the buildings are dramatically different from each other, therefore creating asymmetry and color imbalance in the city.
All these changes have made Yerevan a city which combines old along with new and tells the tourists and the world that it is thriving rapidly, but does not forget about its old traditions. With most of the city built during Soviet rule, much of the city is an excellent example of good Soviet architecture with an Armenian twist – almost all with pink stone facades, including most of the grand Republic Square. The center is very compact and easily walkable, with endless dining and entertainment options.