Leading Israeli architect and urban designer Amnon Niv died on Wednesday. He designed many of Israel's most notable skyscrapers, including Ramat Gan's Moshe Aviv Tower, Israel's tallest building and one of the highest concrete structures in the world. A 1955 graduate of the Technion's architecture and urban planning department, in the late 1970s he began an eleven-year stint as municipal engineer at the Jerusalem municipality. He opened an architecture firm with Rafael Reifer, together with whom he was involved in planning the Manshieh project at the southern end of the Tel Aviv seafront as well as a portion of the Ramat Gan Diamond Exchange complex.
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