07.03.2011 01.Adar ll, 5771
A number of new plans for high-rises may change the city's skyline, but could create islands that struggle to fit within the urban fabric.
A new project to be built in downtown Jerusalem atop the ruins of the legendary Eden Cinema is seeking to recreate the success of the Mamilla Mall. Together with the well-known American Jewish architect, Daniel Libeskind, architect Yigal Levi is now designing a 24-story tower that will include 180 luxury apartments, a boutique hotel, cinemas and a theater, a trendy commercial area and an outdoor public plaza.
The ground floor consists of a series of Jerusalem-style gates and courtyards and the shape of the multi-purpose tower is reminiscent of a vertical wave that soars upward and tops off at a sharp angle….