November 6, 2015
We are delighted to share with you fresh aerial images of the Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel that were taken several days ago in Jerusalem by a drone camera. These are the first available aerial images of our 350,000 sq. foot, 10-story complex located on Museum Hill between the Israel Museum and the Bible Museum, overlooking the Hebrew University Campus. Please click on the link below to view the images.
The two main structures, the Dan David Archaeology Building and the yet unnamed west building, are clearly visible in the images, as are above ground elements in the campus including the Emmanuel and Brigitta Davidson Archaeological Terrace, the Dorothy and Byron Gerson Courtyard, the Marysia and Matthew Gerson Mosaic Courtyard, the Margot and Tom Pritzker Hall of Archaeology, the Entrance Bridge and the huge Rooftop Archaeological Garden.
Over the course of the next six weeks we will send you aerial images that document the construction of the 16,000 sq. foot tensile membrane canopy which will hover nearly 30 feet above the Dan David Building. Engineers from the German company Taiyo-Europe are now in Jerusalem to supervise this complex installation. At the end of the process, a new and dramatic architectural element will be added to Museum Hill.
The National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel, our archaeological research, education and exhibition complex is scheduled to open in October 2016.