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Date

3-1980

Description

Proposed by city engineer Yaacov Ben Sera in 1945, Machei Israel Square was transformed over two decades from a place of recreation to the civic heart of modern Tel Aviv. This photograph show’s the plaza and Menahem Cohen’s city hall. The city hall was completed in 1965. Cohen was named architect after winning a design competition for the city hall in 1957. His proposed structure was a single high rise structure in the brutalist style.

Notes

Hatuka, Tali. Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010), 41-45

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv_City_Hall

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

City Engineer

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Civil engineering -- Public works -- Municipal engineering -- Gush Dan -- Tel Aviv; Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Modern movement; Cities and towns -- Municipalities -- Gush Dan -- Tel Aviv;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Tel Aviv

Keywords

central places, city planning, municipalities, plazas, public architecture, urban design

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