Old City-Jewish Quarter, Western Wall Plaza st.

About the project

The Jerusalem Foundation supported the design and construction of a new entrance at the southern end of the Western Wall plaza in 1988. The gateway was built to ease the flow of pedestrian traffic from the Dung Gate to the Western Wall and to improve the overall appearance of the area. It was intended to be modern in appearance, while sensitive to the site’s historic and religious significance. Hillel Schocken, the gateway’s designer, said of the project, “I want the visitor who enters the area through the Dung Gate to sense that he has passed from a secular atmosphere to a holy one, despite the super-modern structure.”

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