How Tel Aviv's Darom station went off the rails
The architect of the city's disused railway station looks back on a project that was set up to fail. Now he wants to turn it into a farmers' market.
On the day it opened, Tel Aviv's Darom (South ) train station was thronged with people. On one wall read the inscription: "Gateway to the capital, the Negev and the Arava." At the opening ceremony on a chilly November day in 1970, Transportation Minister Shimon Peres cut the ribbon at the station that was supposed to connect the country's south to the center.