Tel Aviv is freshening up !
There is nothing new under the sun: our favorite city is perpetually reinventing itself. Endless constructions, deconstructions, renovations, urban changes, artistic installations… What to expect in 2017?
Dizengoff Square, like in the old times
From now to a few months, Dizengoff Square, as we’ve known it since 1978, will only be a bad memory. Very popular, this iconic meeting spot in the center of Tel Aviv was also one of the architecture failures of the city. Soon, the square will rise from the ashes and will look like its original version: circular, right on the street and encompassed by green spaces where the passerby will rest away from the cars. Without forgetting the Water and Fire Fountain of Yaakov Agam that will take center stage as soon as the constructions end.
The renovations of the Tayelet (sea walk) keep on going
New arrangements and sport installations on the sea-walk to the south: as soon as summer starts, the Tayelet will leave most of the big seaside cities jealous. Furthermore, the Dolphinarium will disappear to give way to a new center dedicated to marine sports.
New food market in Lev Ha’ir
Like the Sarona Market, a new shouk okhel (food market) has opened its door at the crossroads of Rothschild and Allenby streets. Dim Sum, frozen yogurts, malabi, pizzas, sandwiches, crepes, freshly-squeezed juices, hamburgers, paleo cooking : you have now plenty choices to have a quick lunch (or a snack) thanks to the specialties offered by the different stands.
Reopening of Independence Hall
The Hall where the State of Israel has been declared in 1948 will be totally renovated and reopened to the public.
AutoTel, an alternative to taxis
Following the concept of Autolib (car-sharing service in Paris), Tel Aviv municipality will provide 260 cars that locals and visitors will be able to “instantaneously rent” thanks to a monthly subscription (around 50 ils a month). Even if we don’t know yet the minute rate, the cost of the “fare” will be 30 to 40 % less expensive than a taxi fare. In a city that lacks of parking spots and where the public transportation does not run 20 % of the time, it’s sure that AutoTel will move things.