Three years ago, I wrote on my FaceBook Page: Architecture of Tel-Aviv 1909-1938 about the destructive restauration/renovation plans of the Municipality of Tel Aviv for our national theater: Habima (at the end of Rothschild Boulevard) designed in 1934 by Oscar Kaufmann. Also on our website Tel Aviv Fever, we wrote the last three month a few articles (here and here ) about the ‘rape‘ of Habima.
The so called restoration architect Ram Karmi is building a concrete monster (he added two concrete floors) and the front of Habima (all green glass) will be like a shopping-mall. This weekend in the Haaretz-Magazine there was (the neighborhoud started to be awake!) a long article about this culture-crime of Habima, written by Yossi Klein.
He writes: “Suddenly, on Tel Aviv’s Tarsat Street, a giant wall has arisen before our eyes (sec…good-morning, Tel Aviv!!). This is the renovated Habima Theater. The wall has changed the street’s appearance and plunged the adjacent apartments into darkness. Only now has the wailing begun, now that the wall has become reality….Passersby wring their hands in sorrow…”
[footage of 'crime' scene' is coming soon]