Exiting the train station at Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv, I was literally overwhelmed to find this new art work.
Overwhelmed because these figures are A LOT taller than me!
At the Facebook page "Bronze Sculptures in front of Azrieli Towers" you can see photos which include people, to get the scale of it all.
Inspired by The Burghers of Calias!?
But I'll let you read the Programa 1 Design Studio's description, in their own quaint translationese:
The Zionist Journey - Environmental Statue
Inspired by the statue of Auguste Rodin: "The Burghers of Calais," the initiator David Azrieli asked us to create a statue that expresses milestones in the Zionist Journey.
We chose seven figures, each one depicts and represents a period and a discipline in the history of the nation's building, since the 1920's and until these days:
The period of settlement and Aliyah is represented by the Halotz,
The Independence War- by a Palmach fighter,
the development of the public health sector – a nurse,
the evolution of science and research – the scientist,
the building drive- an architect,
the develop of the Hi-Tech industry- a computer specialist,
The financial evolution – a nowadays businesswoman.
The sculpture work was created by a staff of talented artists led by Henry Betzalel and made in the A.A. Tavnit Vetezuga workshops.
Its name in Hebrew: HaMasa HaZioni