The Three Architects Who Designed Modern Jerusalem

March 23, 2016 | Adina Hoffman
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Although Jerusalem’s most famous structures are quite old, much of the city’s modern look was given it by three architects: Erich Mendelsohn (a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany), Austen St. Barbe Harrison (the official architect of the British Mandate), and Spyro Houris (a Greek Orthodox Arab). They are the subject of a new book, Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City, by Adina Hoffman, which she discusses here. (Interview by Sara Ivry; audio, 43 minutes.)

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