Despite the efforts of the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ginot Ha’Ir Community Council to disseminate details about the future blue line of the light rail, there is still a great deal of confusion about how the train on Emek Refaim will operate and how the street will look once the project is completed.
This may be due, in part, to a disinformation campaign that has been trying to derail the project since its announcement, but two new visualizations by the Jerusalem Transportation Master Team (JTMT) have been released that may help to clear things up.
Today, Jerusalem is constantly forced to grapple with issues surrounding its ancient history and future growth. This is not a new phenomenon, however, as demonstrated by this short documentary from 1973.
In it, the viewer is given a first-hand look at the very beginning of the transformation of the city’s architectural character through the eyes of its residents and planners, including Moshe Safdie.
Of note is how similar today’s conversation is to that of days past.