For most of the 20th century, Tel Aviv's garbage went to a massive open landfill called Hiriya Mountain or "shit mountain" as locals call it. The smell was horrible and it leached toxic runoff into two streams that ran adjacent to the pile. So much trash was dumped here that the mountain is Tel Aviv's highest point am can be seen from a distance. In 1998, the dump was officially closed and now it is in the process of being transformed into Israel's "Central Park". The pile has been capped and covered and as you can see from this photo, it is already landscaped on some areas. The mountain will make up just 5% of the park, which will include more than 2,000 acres of land surrounding the mountain, making it the  largest park in Israel and one of the largest urban parks in the world.
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  • christackettFor most of the 20th century, Tel Aviv's garbage went to a massive open landfill called Hiriya Mountain or "shit mountain" as locals call it. The smell was horrible and it leached toxic runoff into two streams that ran adjacent to the pile. So much trash was dumped here that the mountain is Tel Aviv's highest point am can be seen from a distance. In 1998, the dump was officially closed and now it is in the process of being transformed into Israel's "Central Park". The pile has been capped and covered and as you can see from this photo, it is already landscaped on some areas. The mountain will make up just 5% of the park, which will include more than 2,000 acres of land surrounding the mountain, making it the largest park in Israel and one of the largest urban parks in the world.

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