Underground Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 26th November, 2017. ITZHAK BACHAR, Project Engineer, stands at the bottom of an elevator shaft, 59 meters deep, which will serve three elevators with a capacity of 90 persons each. Rolzur Tunneling, commissioned by Hevra Kadisha Kehilat Yerushalaim, a Jewish burial society in Jerusalem, is digging a subterranean cemetery, in tunnels with a total length of 1.5 Km at the depth of a 15 floor building, housing over 22,000 graves, dug into the walls and floor of the structure. The $50 million project is expected to be completed in late 2018 and has been named as a runner up for the 2017 International Tunneling Underground Space Association’s Concept of the Year.