Friday, October 17, 2014

high-rise cemeteries

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — At first glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the burgeoning towers are groundbreaking when you consider its future tenants: They will be homes not for the living but rather the dead. ...
"The source of all this is that there is simply no room," said Tuvia Sagiv, an architect who specializes in dense burial design. "It's unreasonable that we will live one on top of the other in tall apartment buildings and then die in villas. If we have already agreed to live one on top of the other, then we can die one on top of the other."


  1. Can't wait to hear the outrage when a palestinian rocket hits one.

  2. ... and then there's the question of who gets the penthouse.

  3. Ah, the outrage of "hey, we paid for the top floor, you can't build on top of grandma".