Friday, September 23, 2011

Something new on old Jaffa Road

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James in California started his meme two years ago today. Now about a hundred bloggers contribute a reflection photo every weekend. Join the fun at Weekend Reflections.

An old building on Jaffa Street is reflected in a new building under construction.

Here's that new building from the other side (at the beginning of Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall).
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UPDATE:
OK, you curious and questioning readers never let me get by with a quick post. Your comment questions have made me do my homework.
So! This will soon be the new home of the HaMashbir LaTsarchan department store (now located on King George).
It will have five sales floors, a cafe, and a floor of offices.

You asked about the tower. Here is what Haaretz says:
[The] rotunda . . . functions like a kind of lighthouse visible from Jaffa Road and the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. The rotunda is actually the space that connects all the commercial floors inside, and contains two glass elevators. Aaronson [the architect] says he's designing the elevators as a "kinetic sculpture" that will radiate light outward and add to the general experience of passersby.

16 comments:

Cloudia said...

nice tower.

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Dianne said...

Interesting reflected angles showing the old and the new.
Have a lovely weekend Dina!

Kay said...

Great idea for a reflection, Dina!

jeannette said...

Every time I marvel of the ingenuity of the architects in Israel - they combine unusual features -like a round tower with long windows -I love it!

Hels said...

What is the new building? It looks like a tower, perhaps for a flight of stairs.

Fran said...

I think that might be somewhere not too far from Rivlin Pedestrian mall; is that possible?

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Imagine sitting inside this tubular part of the building drinking tea at sunset!

A great choice for Weekend Reflection's 2nd year anniversary.

Leif Hagen said...

It's like a big, super tall turret on that new building!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the curved reflection, Dina.
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James said...

Nice one Dina!

Dina said...

Fran, yes, you're right. The building is at Zion Square where the Rivlin/Nahalat Shiva/Yoel Salomon pedestrian mall meets Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall.

Dina said...

Helen, thanks for your question, which made me do the research.
I added this update to the post:

UPDATE:
OK, you curious and questioning readers never let me get by with a quick post. Your comment questions have made me do my homework.
So! This will soon be the new home of the HaMashbir LaTsarchan department store (now located on King George).
It will have five sales floors, a cafe, and a floor of offices.

You asked about the tower. Here is what Haaretz says:

[The] rotunda . . . functions like a kind of lighthouse visible from Jaffa Road and the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. The rotunda is actually the space that connects all the commercial floors inside, and contains two glass elevators. Aaronson [the architect] says he's designing the elevators as a "kinetic sculpture" that will radiate light outward and add to the general experience of passersby.

Spiderdama said...

The building is beautiful and unusual with its round tower.
Good to see you do your homework.. you can always find an answer:-)

Fran said...

Thanks Dina - I thought so. One of my favorite stops in Jerusalem is near there, a lovely shop called Gans. I have many happy memories of that whole area. There was (is?) a great health food restaurant nearby too. I can't remember what it was called now, but I ate there during both of my journeys!

VP said...

'Kinetic sculpture'? I'll take the stairs...

JM said...

Very interesting architecture.