Tel Avivians Against Historic Preservation?

Tel Avivians Against Historic Preservation?

Next week Tel Avivians will celebrate “White Night”, the anniversary of UNESCO’s bestowing of the honor of a UN World Heritage Site onto Tel Aviv’s White City. The White City, a collection of over 4000 Bauhaus, Eclectic, and International Style buildings dating from the city’s birth in 1909 to the end of the 1930’s, is the world foremost site of the Bauhaus architectural style, the vast majority of the school being destroyed by the Nazis throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Beginning in 1991, the Municipality of Tel Aviv began plans to restore and preserve the city’s historical buildings, with further, more serious legislation having been passed in 2009. While the general public has embraced the beautification of the city, many of the owners of such properties are up in arms, viewing the city’s demand for preservation as a detriement to their own pockets.

To read the full story, please continue reading here, courtesy of Haaretz.


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