Yerushalayim Approves Plan for Tallest High Rise

View of part of the business district in the neighborhood of Givat Shaul in Yerushalayim. (Pierre Terdjman/Flash90)

The Yerushalayim Local Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan for what will become the tallest building in the capital, according to Globes.

The 40-floor Marom Tower is part of the City Gateway (Sha’ar Ha’Ir) project and will be located adjacent to the new Yerushalayim railway station, central bus station and International Conference Center (Binyanei Ha’uma).

The tower includes 80,000 square meters of office and commercial space, a hotel and conference facilities. Space will be allocated on the lower eight floors for a cultural center, art galleries and museum.

The Marom Tower is one of 20 towers being built in the City Gateway project at the western entrance to the city.

The tower was designed by New York-based architect Ian Bader.