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Date

3-1980

Description

As early as 1945 Yaacov Ben Sera, city engineer, was suggesting a transformation of Machei Israel Square into the civic heart of Tel Aviv. This 1980 photograph shows the City Hall and the Yigal Tumakrin’s 1975 memorial to the Holocaust, located in the redesigned square.

The city hall was designed by architect Menahem Cohen who won a 1957 design competition, proposing that the building be a single high rise structure rather than a series of smaller buildings. the city hall, built in the brutalist style and heavily influenced by Kenzo Tange’s 1952 design for Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government Officies. The building was completed in 1965.

Following the assignation of Prime Minister Rabin in 1995, the square was renamed Rabin Square.

Notes

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

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0020_0_20100.html

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

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1933-

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Role

Sculptor

Creator 4 Role

City Engineer

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; Public art -- Public Sculpture -- Gush Dan -- Tel Aviv;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Tel Aviv

Keywords

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

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