Azrieli to Add an 85-Story Tower

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Azrieli buildings, as seen over the Ayalon Highway and river at night in Tel Aviv. (Esther Rubyan/Flash 90)
The Azrieli buildings, as seen over the Ayalon Highway and river at night in Tel Aviv. (Esther Rubyan/Flash 90)

Tel Aviv’s towering Azrieli Center will be even more towering, according to a plan formally submitted on Tuesday, Globes reported.

The plan envisions an 85-story high-rise to be erected adjacent to the existing towers that dominate central Tel Aviv.

It calls for 336,000 square feet of commercial space to be built on top of the existing shopping mall, 40 business floors, 200 protected housing units, and 300 more small and medium-sized housing units, in addition to public space.

In addition, there will be an upgrade of the public space around the project, widening the sidewalk to allow more pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The area is very accessible by public transportation, including bus lines and the Red Line of the Tel Aviv light rail.

The Tel Aviv District Planning and Building Committee posted the plan in order to notify the public and to give people an opportunity to raise objections.

Architect Moshe Zur designed the project.