In the last few weeks, I devoted three articles to the history of architectural activity in Israel’s capital. The first article discussed architecture at the end of the Ottoman Empire, the second focused on the British Mandate period, and this one will focus on architecture since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. So, let’s dive right in!
During the British Mandate period, starting in the 1930s there was a strong emphasis on Bauhaus-inspired International Style, a form of Modernism which was based on functionality, emphasized by clean lines and no unnecessary decorations. A major reason for this design was based on its low construction cost.
Most recently, Post-Modern architecture has developed as the style of choice in Jerusalem
Having firmly established himself in Manhattan, Jeff Sutton is now making his presence felt on the New Jersey real estate scene.
The owner of Wharton Properties, a commercial real estate company with prized holdings in New York City, made headlines recently when he purchased a property on the Jersey Shore for $22.6 million. Sporting 5.3 acres and an impressive 350 feet of beachfront, his new estate – located at 91 Ocean Avenue in Deal – represents one of the most expensive acquisitions made in
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Citing a lack of consideration for much needed public benefits, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer vowed on Friday (Jan. 13) to block a vote that would allow the Bloomberg Administration to sell three City-owned buildings to private sector developers. Pursuant to the City Charter, section 384(B)(4), the approval of the Borough Board is required in order for the sale of these buildings to go through the City’s Economic Development Corporation. The Borough Board is a body chaired by
Four years after Jerusalem was unified in the Six Day War, the neighborhood of French Hill was established in northeastern Jerusalem.
It connects western Jerusalem with Mount Scopus, the site of Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital, two prominent institutions whose campuses were created prior to Israel’s independence in 1948 and then lost until Israel regained control over the area in 1967. The neighborhood also bears the name of Givat Shapira, in memory of Haim Moshe Shapira, an early religious