After four months of renovation work, Zion Square has reopened.
Visitors to the revitalized space will find more seating and greater shade, courtesy of the addition of wooden benches and 30 trees. The old paver stones have also been replaced to match the aesthetic introduced when the light rail was constructed.
The work is the realization of a design by the architectural trio of Maya Atidia, Maayan Tokkie-Carmel, and Tamir Manzur-Carmel called Urban Forest Clearing.
The municipality christened the refreshed square this evening with a surprise concert from Israeli artist Stephane Legar.
Zion Square is the last of the major plazas in the area to get an update. Its completion marks a new era for Downtown Jerusalem.