Levitt Plans ‘levittown’ for 50,000 in Israel
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Levitt Plans ‘levittown’ for 50,000 in Israel

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William J. Levitt, the New York builder who revolutionized the mass housing industry in America right after World War II, announced here last night that he planned to build a “Levittown” in Israel to provide housing for 50,000 persons. Levitt spoke at the inauguration of a 70-acre tract acquired by Bar Ilan University adjacent to its campus. The land was purchased with a donation of an undisclosed amount by the American builder.

Levitt described his project as a Primary Employment Town (PET). He said it called for a complete city with employment in 6000 basic or primary jobs which could support a population of 50,000. He said he was discussing a site for his town with Israeli officials. Bar Ilan awarded Levitt an honorary Ph. D. in recognition of his donation.

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