Azrieli Sarona Tower

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Azrieli Sarona Tower
מגדל עזריאלי שרונה
Azriely Sarona6.jpg
The tower in October 2017
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice, Commercial, Hotel
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Coordinates32°04′19″N 34°47′19″E / 32.07194°N 34.78861°E / 32.07194; 34.78861Coordinates: 32°04′19″N 34°47′19″E / 32.07194°N 34.78861°E / 32.07194; 34.78861
Construction started2013[1]
Completed2017
Opening2017
CostILS ₪ 1.5 billion[1]
Height
Roof238 m (781 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count61[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectMoshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners[1]
DeveloperAzrieli Group

The Azrieli Sarona Tower is a skyscraper in the Sarona neighborhood, Tel Aviv, Israel, on Begin Road. It is 238.5 metres (782 ft) high with 61 floors.[1][2] It is the tallest building in Israel, followed by Ramat Gan's 235 meter high Moshe Aviv Tower.[3]

Construction history[edit]

The tower in December 2016

In May 2011, the Azrieli Group acquired the land plot for INS ₪ 522 million via tender from the Israel Land Administration. The plot's size is 9.4 dunam and had a plan for a 180 metres (590 ft) high office building with a volume of 82,710 square metres (890,300 sq ft) for office use and 6,700 square metres (72,000 sq ft) for commercial use. In 2012 the Azrieli Group appealed the Regional Committee for Planning and Construction of the Tel Aviv District, asking to transfer 3,300 square metres (36,000 sq ft) to increase the area for commercial use. The committee accepted the request, but demanded that an eighth garage floor will be built. Due to the expected high price (₪70 million) and the increased construction time, a compromise was achieved and instead of an eighth garage floor, 500 of the parking lots will be designated for public use and the residents of Tel Aviv will not pay any price higher than the price charged in parking stations owned by the municipality of Tel Aviv.[4] The seven-story underground garage has a total of 1,600 parking lots, and the commercial center is spread over the first three floors.[5] At the 33rd to 37th floor, a hotel will be built.[3]

In 2013 the Regional Committee for Planning and Construction of the Tel Aviv District authorized the construction of a building 255 metres (837 ft) above sea level (i.e. 238.5 metres (782 ft) above ground level).[6]

The Cornerstone was placed by David Azrieli in a ceremony on 12 March 2012.[7] In June 2016, 60% of the tower were already leased.[8]

Hotel[edit]

In 2015 the Azrieli Group signed an agreement with Africa Israel Investments, leasing the 33rd to 37th floors for the period of 20 years for the establishment of a business hotel. The hotel will have 160 rooms and will be separated from the office floors, will have separate elevators and will have an independent lobby with a restaurant and a business lounge. Africa Israel Investment paid ₪250 million for the agreement and will invest another ₪50 million in the construction.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Azrieli Sarona". The Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "tower's plan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  3. ^ a b Petersburg, Ofer (5 January 2016). "האם מגדל שרונה עזריאלי באמת עקום? [Is Azrieli Sarona tower really crooked?]". Yedioth Ahronoth.
  4. ^ Smolanski, Raz (8 November 2012). "חניון מגדל שרונה של עזריאלי יכיל 500 מקומות חנייה ציבוריים [Azrieli Sarona's carpark will include 500 public parking lots]". The Marker (in Hebrew).
  5. ^ Mitanis, Marcus (14 July 2016). "Photos Show Twisting Profile of Israel's Largest Office Building". SkyriseCities.
  6. ^ "Plan TA/MK/4081". Israel Ministry of Finance - Planning Administration.
  7. ^ Alfi, Shaul (12 March 2012). "האח הגדול של עזריאלי: 50 קומות בהטיה לצד [Azrieli's big brother: 50 tilted floors]". Ynet (in Hebrew).
  8. ^ Froend, Oran (13 June 2016). "ביי ביי רוטשילד: איירון סורס עוברת למגדל עזריאלי שרונה [Good Bye Rotschild: Iron Source moves to Azrieli Sarona Tower]". Calcalist (in Hebrew).
  9. ^ Levy, Dotan (10 June 2015). "אפריקה ישראל תקים מלון עסקים במגדל עזריאלי שרונה החדש [Africa Israel will establish a business hotel in the new Azrieli Sarona Tower]". Calcalist (in Hebrew).