The Tel Aviv District Planning Board approved on Tuesday a plan to build the Bein Arim Tower, which is expected to be Israel’s tallest skyscraper ever. At the same time, the board decided to double the public space around the building, in response to objections submitted against construction of the 400-meter tower.
The 100-story tower will go up between Givatayim’s Shefa Tal Street, an extension of Tel Aviv’s Yigal Alon Street, and Ramat Gan’s Ze’ev Jabotinsky Street, near the Arlosoroff exit on the Ayalon Highway. It is situated near Tel Aviv’s central train station and the planned red line of the Tel Aviv light rail. Some 120,000 square meters of space will be used for offices, trade, public spaces and hotel rooms. The plan is the initiative of the Tel Aviv municipality.
The main change of the plan is to double the public space from 5,000 square meters to 10,000 square meters, in response to objections by current and future residents in the area.
“The plan put an emphasis on public space” that will include two pedestrian bridges, Daniella Posek, the chairwoman of the district board, stated. “Building it will connect the meeting point of the three cities to the main public transportation area of the country and of the metropolis,” she added, referring to Givatayim, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.