Thursday, April 04, 2019

Jerusalem cable-car comment period concludes

KARAITE-AND-CABLE-CAR-CONFLICT WATCH: With objection period ending, opposition to Jerusalem cable car plan peaks. Daniel Libeskind: City’s ‘traffic problems should not be solved by cable cars which will mar the image of Jerusalem with a technology reminiscent of a Swiss mountainside’ (Sue Surkes, Times of Israel).
The project — strongly backed by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion — has already been approved, subject to a period of public comment, which ends on April 3.
That was yesterday.

Opposers of the project include archaeologists, architects, and the local Karaite community. This article covers the details of the controversy thoroughly.

Background here and here.

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