Underground Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 26th November, 2017. 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. A 59 meter deep elevator shaft will serve three elevators with a capacity of 90 persons each.