Friday, September 18, 2015

Will Azrieli Center Fade as New Sky Scrapers Grow?

For the last fifteen years of being an unofficial symbol of Tel Aviv's success, Azriel Towers are slowly fading into a fast growing sky scraper skyline. For years, the three towers symbolized everything modern and business in the city. Until the construction of these buildings, Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, had a small collection of high rise buildings. Not impressive in international standards. But, things have changed dramatically the last decade and a half. Tel Aviv's skyline is rising gradually in a few central areas. Mostly in the north and east of the center, high rise buildings, between 30 and 40 stories are quickly changing the way Tel Aviv looks and feels. Will this mean a different image for the white city? Probably. Before Azrieli the city used a mixed of beach and old Bauhaus buildings as it's image. That quaint image was a reality of the 1920s to 1950s. Today, Israelis are just as likely to live and work on the 25th floor as on the 4th floor walk-up. Let's see what tomorrow brings. 

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