Tour Locations | The White City

  • LOCATION 15 | The White City

    Dizengoff Street

    Dizengoff Street on Tel Aviv audio tour The White City

    Turn right on Dizengoff Street and keep going. It's a fairly busy street. It's a good time to increase the volume a little bit, to make sure you can hear me.

    In the meantime, I'll tell you more about Dizengoff Street. The incredible development of the White City is attributed to hundreds of architects who worked in Tel Aviv in the 1930s. But there was one person who laid the foundations - the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff.

    In 1927, mayor Dizengoff invited Sir Patrick Geddes to plan the future development of Tel Aviv. The Geddes Plan combined a grid of main arteries with interlocking small streets, dotted with gardens and public facilities. The plan succeeded in mixing quiet residential areas filled with greenery along with the hustle and bustle of downtown.

    Mayor Dizengoff was concerned not only with the future of Tel Aviv, but also with how he would be remembered. So he made sure that the main street in the city was named after… himself!

    Our next destination is 117 Dizengoff St. I'll stop you when you get there.

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