The Jerusalem Cable Car

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The Jerusalem Cable Car, a project announced in 2013 and later halted in 2015, is once again a topic of conversation among Jerusalem municipality officials.

Promoted with the promise of reducing private and public transportation into the Old City – along with the pollution that comes with it – the cable car is seen as an ideal solution for the ever-increasing number of tourists. If implemented, the system will be capable of transporting 6,000 passengers per hour.

The cable car will go through four stations: the First Train Station/Emek Refaim, Dung Gate, Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. Each station will be separated by about 1.6 kilometers or a four-minute ride.

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The French company CNA, which specializes in cable cars and lifts for ski resorts, has been hired to work on the system. A budget of 125 million shekels has been allocated to the project, according to Haaretz.

Based on the negative reaction by the media and the public, the municipality faces a huge uphill battle. The project truly is up in the air.

The Jerusalem Cable Car

WeWork Jerusalem

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WeWork is setting up shop in Jerusalem at the site of the former Talitha Kumi School on King George Street. The building, which once served as the drab home of the HaMashbir LaZarchan shopping mall, is undergoing extensive renovations to create a retail and office space.

Already a hit in Tel Aviv and Herzliya, WeWork provides a shared workspace, community, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses. Tenants rent space on a month-by-month basis at a cost ranging between 700-2,000 shekels, depending on space requirements.

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WeWork Tel Aviv Office

The location has struggled to find suitable use since Hamashbir moved to Jaffa Street in 2011. The renovation will completely change the structure, adding dozens of windows and a glass facade to the bottom floors, creating the kind of openness found in modern architecture.

There is no word on who is responsible for the project, nor has a completion date been provided; however, construction is currently underway.

 

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