As 2017 approaches, an exciting year is awaiting the city of Tel Aviv. What are some of the new things that will be happening in Tel Aviv in 2017?
- The Tel Aviv White City Heritage CenterTel Aviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique architecture, home to the largest amount of International ‘Bauhaus’ style buildings in the world (4,000). The city of Tel Aviv has decided to open a center dedicated to this architecture, in partnership with the German Federal Government.
- Tel Aviv’s Car-Sharing SystemTel Aviv has had a vision of a private-car free city for the last few years, firstly implemented by the bike sharing system Tel-O-Fun, launched in 2011. In 2017 a car-sharing system, AutoTel, will be activated, bringing the car-free vision a step closer.
- Tel Aviv’s New Beach BoardwalkTel Aviv will complete the renovation of the beach promenade that was originally built in the 1970’s. The renovations commenced in 2013 and include a massive refurbishment and upgrade along the coastline, creating a bridge between the city and the sea. The entire underground infrastructure is being replaced, upgraded, and made suitable for people with disabilities.
- Tel Aviv Bids Farewell to its Famous DolphinariumThe dolphinarium complex, once home to a dolphin pool and for many years a deserted concrete field, breaking up the continuance along the Tel Aviv shoreline, will be completely renovated in to a marine sports center, including designated areas for rowing and surfing.
- Dizengoff Square returns to the pedestrians and cyclistsFor 40 years the Dizengoff Square, in the heart of the White City district, has been elevated above the street – preferring traffic over people. In 2017 the square will undergo a major construction project lowering it to street level, with a clear statement that pedestrians deserve more in Tel Aviv.
- Museum of Natural HistoryThe Tel Aviv University is the owner of rare collections including 5 million species documenting the fauna and flora in Israel and the Middle East for thousands of years.
- The Independence Hall The original location where the State of Israel was declared in 1948 will be completely renovated and re-opened. In addition, an Independence Trail will be inaugurated with stations reflecting Zionism, the establishment of Tel Aviv as the first Hebrew city and the Independence of Israel.