Jerusalem may be a classic destination for visiting holy sites, but soon it will host an architectural gem. Jerusalem will welcome a new pyramid high-rise to its urbanscape, a commercial project designed by Daniel Libeskind and Yigal Levi. Libeskind is a well-known architect whose masterpieces include Berlin’s Jewish Museum and New York City’s World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial.
‘The Pyramid Project will bring a revolution to the city center that Mamilla spurred in its area,’ explains Yigal Levi, the Israeli architect co-championing the project. ‘There are massive, upcoming projects in Jerusalem, Israel, [but] they lack a place where individuals meet and hang out. The brand new “Freedom Pyramid” is only a one-minute walk from the King George Street-Jaffa Road crossroad, close to the Mahane Yehuda market and Nachlaot.’
‘I will open up the project in all directions and create a new network of links to the nearby streets. This unique design will uncover a spring of Jerusalem downtown,’ Daniel Libeskind told Levi.
The 105-meter, 26-story Pyramid will spread across 35,000 square meters (376,735 square feet) and will feature 180-200 luxury apartments, a boutique hotel, and an outdoor plaza, along with stores, a restaurant, and a rooftop observatory that will offer sweeping views of the ancient city of Jerusalem.
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By Hongshan Chen
Hongshan Chen is a MA student at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Born in China, and having previously lived in the US, she is fascinated by different cultures, regards herself as a worldwide citizen (21 countries traveled) and profoundly believes in traveling and exploring as much of the world as possible. Hongshan is a self-proclaimed foodie and filmmaker. She hopes to share her experiences living in Tel Aviv with others.
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