Plans to build what will be Israel’s tallest building were approved by the Tel Aviv Local Planning and Building Commission on Wednesday, Globes reported.
The 80-floor skyscraper, Keren Hakirya, will be an office, commercial, and residential complex at the corner of Shaul Hamelekh Street and Namir Road, and will shoulder aside the nearby Azrieli Towers, currently the tallest in Tel Aviv and the second tallest in Israel, after the Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan.
The plan, initiated by the Israel Land Administration, calls for 540 apartments and 300,000 square feet of office space.
The building will go up on the nine-acre lot at the northeast corner of the Kirya, the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv. The land is owned by the Israel Land Administration and has been used until now by the Ministry of Defense.
The office buildings are designed as triangular prisms, which have been nicknamed “the Toblerone Towers,” for the shape they will present to people approaching Tel Aviv’s new business center along Begin Road. The project will include an underground parking garage entered from Shaul Hamelekh Street and Weizmann Street. The project is also close to the Arlozorov railway station, the Hashalom railway station, public transport on Namir Road, and very close to stations of the future Tel Aviv light railway.