Grand Entrance Planned for Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat is behind a plan to revitalize the entry to the capital with skyscrapers and a modern look.

"The Jerusalem Municipality is holding a fervent marathon of discussions and authorizations in order to change the landscape of the city's entrance: 350,000 meters of constructed landscape reminiscent, according to the planners, of La Defense district in Paris. All of the modern transportation routes to Jerusalem will connect there: buses, the light rail, the train, taxis, and bicycles."

Full Story: City plan: Skyscrapers at entrance to J'lem

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Just What Jerusalem Needs

"Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has decided to promote a new plan that will transform entry to the capital into a business and culture quarter with a modern, high-tech look .... 350,000 meters of constructed landscape reminiscent, according to the planners, of La Defense district in Paris."

Virtually everyone agrees that La Defense blighted Paris's skyline and is an anti-urban design. Just what Jerusalem needs to destroy its historical character.

Charles Siegel

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