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It looks like one of the panels in the awning is loose. They should fix it before it kills someone. Modern architecture looks best from a distance. If you look too closely, it is usually shoddy.K
I think that those two poles are not sustaining the roof but holding it back from taking to the air. I strong wind will lift the whole roof. Anyway, it may be frightening to work under it in a storm.
I wasn't referring to the poles, which do BTW look terrible, but to the 2nd row of panels at the right side (zoom in) - you can see that the panel has become loose from its mounting and is hanging down a few inches. Ultimately it is in danger of falling and decapitating someone about to enter the building - once the wind gets under it, it can peel it away from the rest of the building. K
You are very observant. The panel is loose and surely it is a safety risk. One inherent feature of modern architecture is its unmaintainability, modern buildings are practically impossible to reach and maintain. It is possible that the panels are screwed in and they need a few turns every so years, but how the maintenance man is supposed to reach those screws? Most architects care about the visual impact alone.
I have been in this airport several times, actually, it is quite nice inside. They have an intelligent system of meeting and guiding VIP's through the system very efficiently, both arriving and departing. Anon.
Do they send you a car to the plane? In my opinion Ben Gurion Airport is a mess.
Yes, always. Once, it was just me and the Chief Rabbi of Turkey in the car. He said to me, "You must be very close to G-d".I said, thank you, but I didn't think so. Anon.
You know, the Chief Rabbi is an official position of the Turkish State, and he deals with the secular and not the spiritual aspects of the community. He may have been referring to your closeness to his boss Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Naah, this was years ago when Turkey was a secular state and Erdogan unheard of, except perhaps by his mother. As it turns out, I am only very superficially acquainted with Turkey, only realizing after my visit to Izmir, for example, that it was the re-incarnated version of Smyrna and discovering the reality from a Greek friend who, shall we say, completed my education.Anon.
The 20th century was perhaps the cruelest in all of recorded history. In addition to the Holocaust of the Jews, and the depredations of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, the dropping of the atom bombs, you had "exchange of population between Turkey and Greece, India and Pakistan, from the eastern provinces of Germany, between Palestine and the Arab lands, etc. "Exchange of population" sounds harmless, like "exchange student", but it is a heart wrenching process, involving not only much spilling of blood but the uprooting of historic communities that have resided in a place for centuries, sometimes millenia. Note that I include Palestine on the list but keep in mind that in most of these other places, the populace has long moved past the uprooting - there are no refugee camps in Greece for the Greeks of Smyrna - they have long ago melded into the general population. There is no longer any thought of getting Smyrna "back" - they have moved on.Only the Palestinians continue to pursue their lost territory.K
Well, there are paid for being refugees by the UNWRA. Would YOU resign voluntarily to that hereditary privilege?
Yes, and it it possible to go "back home" to a place you have never been? I might (with some hesitancy - I still haven't done it) visit my ancestral shtetls, but only as a tourist, not with thoughts of going back. Not for all the money in the UN.K
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