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Public Center Torn Down in Tel Aviv to Make Place for Skyscraper

Another landmark of Tel Aviv’s early history, the Beit Haam, was torn down today to make place for a huge apartment house skyscraper.

Nostalgic Tel Aviv residents recalled that Nahum Sokolow and Achad Haam once spoke at public meetings at the Beit Haam Public Center, then the only public meeting hall and that it was the site of the pre-State Jewish community’s first concerts and operas. The new apartment house will contain numerous offices and entertainment hales

Last month, the Herzliah Gymnasium, one of the first buildings in Tel Aviv, was demolished to make place for a large office building being built by local contractors and the American Miami Investors Group.