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Libeskind’s Jerusalem pyramid gets go-ahead

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Studio Libeskind has been given the green-light for a pyramid-shaped tower in Jerusalem

The mixed-use 105m-tall tower, which has been designed in conjunction with local architect Yigal Levi, will include 200 apartments, a boutique hotel, a plaza lined with shops, and a roof-top observatory and restaurant.

Located next to the city’s Mahane Yehuda market, the 26-storey skyscraper references Jerusalem’s existing architectural language of glass and stone.

According to the practice, the 26-storey tapering pyramid-shaped form was chosen to ‘allow maximum light to fall on the public plaza below’.

At street-level, an arched colonnade connects the public plaza to the inner shopping arcade.

‘The Pyramid mediates between ancient traditions and myths, while providing a 21st century reinterpretation of that great form’, said Libeskind.

‘The design complements the context and gives the neighbourhood a vibrant public space in the heart of the ancient city.’

The scheme is set to start on site in 2019.

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  • Libeskind has finally lost it - what a dreadful monstrosity, without a jot of sensitivity for its architectural and historical context, despite the claims to the contrary.

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  • the way it lands on a straight sided base is really unconfortable

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  • *uncomfortable

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  • Libeskind has finally lost it - what a dreadful monstrosity, without a jot of sensitivity for its architectural and historical context, despite the claims to the contrary.

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