Showing posts with label Azrieli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Azrieli. Show all posts

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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Saturday, April 10, 2010

More Pictures of Tel Aviv (March 2010): Port, Lights, Olive Flowers, Storm

Two previous picture posts [First] and [Second] on this blog

On a warm spring evening, as the sun dipped behind the horizon, Hilton hotel guests, mothers with strollers and small children and a few couples ended up at Independence park. Just north of the Hilton hotel, the park is a tiny piece of land on a cliff between the Hilton and the renovated Tel Aviv port. It overlooks Tel Aviv's beaches and the city from the highest point on the coast.

Azrieli tower complex (a round, triangle and square buildings) is one of Tel Aviv's most visible landscape. It stands by itself at the eastern border of the city just at the Ayalon highway. The Kaplan-Begin intersection outside Azrieli is one of Tel Aviv's busiest. The light flag faces the south and can be seen by drivers on the highway going north.
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