The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
Construction of the newest research space at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Edmond J. Safra Campus is ramping up as the building nears completion. Once finished, the facility will be one of the leading neuroscience research centers in the world. Until then, a large crew of builders is working from morning till night to meet the expected June opening.
After being painstakingly numbered by hand, the bricks of the Solel Boneh building are being removed one-by-one. In a practice known as facadism, the face of the old structure will be rebuilt into the entryway of the new Heichal Shlomo Towers.
The numbering system has been used effectively in the past, most notably on the historic buildings at Mamilla Mall.