Courtesy of Yad Hanadiv A planned new library (foreground), set for completion in 2017, will replace an outmoded structure that was built in 1960. Hebrew University will use the existing building, which likely will be renovated. Related Links: Website of the National Library of Israel Despite architects' rage, competition to design Israel's new National Library moves forward A contract is set to be signed in October with New York City-based architect Rafi Segal and collaborators, who were selected in a global competition to design the new $70-million National Library of Israel, located in Jerusalem.Segal, born and educated in Israel and
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