Yad Vashem; Holocaust History Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) : Top of the spine and skylight, where the spine goes below grade (with underground galleries) near the center of the length

Creator:
Safdie, Moshe, 1938-
Published/Created:
western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, national district, Israel
2005
Physical Description:
180,000 m2 (area)
Date Depicted:
7/21/2011
Materials:
steel; glass; reinforced concrete
Notes:
Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953 through the Yad Vashem Law passed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament. The museum, designed by Moshe Safdie, is shaped like a triangular concrete "prism" that cuts through the landscape, illuminated by a 200-meter long skylight. Visitors follow a preset route that takes them through underground galleries that branch off from the main hall. Visitors are guided into the galleries by a series of impassable gaps that extend along the breadth of the prism floor. With the help of this interior design by Dorit Harel, key turning points in the history of the Holocaust are highlighted. The complex contains the Holocaust History Museum, memorial sites such as the Children's Memorial and the Hall of Remembrance, The Museum of Holocaust Art, sculptures, outdoor commemorative sites such as the Valley of the Communities, a synagogue, archives, a research institute, library, publishing house and an educational center, The International School for Holocaust Studies. Yad Vashem also honors non-Jews who saved Jews during the Holocaust, at personal risk, as the Righteous Among the Nations.
Topics:
Architecture -- Israel -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
Israeli
Accession Number:
1A1-SM-YV-A12
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: museums (AAT)
historic sites (AAT)
memorials (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; buildings; memorials; complexes; sites (locations); historic sites
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
7/21/2011 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10898895
PID:
digcoll:1820469