A new vertical part of the Yarkon cemetery outside Petah Tikva, Israel. With real estate at a premium, Israel is at the forefront of a global movement building vertical cemeteries in densely populated countries. The Yarkon Cemetery on the outskirts of Tel Aviv has been his flagship project. As the primary cemetery for the greater Tel Aviv area, its traditional burial grounds are at near capacity with 110,000 graves stretched across 150 acres. But thanks to an array of 30 planned vertical structures, the cemetery will be able to provide 250,000 more graves.