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An Italian television crew recently asked me to explain how Tel Aviv became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean. We were in the Railway Park in the south of the city, a no-man’s-land whose existence hardly anyone was aware of until an act of architectural magic transformed it into an urban magnet. I scratched my head and tried to come up with an answer. My interlocutors were from Rome, the Eternal City, the world’s densest locale of architectural delights. Still, they looked around in astonishment as if they had never seen such a gem.