Tzamarot Ayalon

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A view of Park Tzameret from the south, March 2021

Tzamarot Ayalon (Hebrew: צמרות איילון) is a neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel, on the east-central side of the city. It is ranked as the wealthiest neighborhood in Israel.[1][2]

The neighborhood is subdivided into two areas by Ya'akov Dori Street. South of the street are Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station, Tel Aviv 2000 bus terminal and Volovelsky Park. North of the street is a residential area known as Park Tzameret (Hebrew: פארק צמרת). It consists of eleven luxurious high-rise apartment buildings, with one more under construction as of 2019, surrounded by green space. The 133 dunams (13.3 ha) area has been modeled upon similar projects in London and Paris. Only 18% of the area will contain buildings. Two squares will be built at the southern and northern sides of the neighborhood with a 60-metre-wide (200 ft) avenue linking them. Mature trees and vegetation will be planted along the avenue. In total, 1,747 apartments will be built in the neighborhood with 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) of commercial and public buildings. The east and west boundaries of the area will be delineated by 4.5-metre-high (15 ft) acoustic barriers.[needs update]

Approved in September 2002, the first project in the neighborhood to be completed was Yoo Tel Aviv.


Park Tzameret residential neighborhood under construction
A view of Park Tzameret from the east, March 2011

The area of Park Tzameret was part of a Bedouin village called Jamasin al-Gharbi, which was evacuated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[3] The empty houses were used to shelter Jewish refugees of World War II and the Jewish exodus from Arab lands. The quarter was integrated into Tel Aviv and called Giv'at Amal Gimel (Amal Hill C). The creation of Park Tzameret led to the demolition of the old homes, which was accompanied by a lengthy legal battle and negotiations for the compensation of the Giv'at Amal residents who would be displaced.

Buildings in Park Tzameret[edit]

This table shows the towers in Park Tzameret by rank, height and status. Eight buildings are complete, 3 are under construction and 2 approved.

Rank Building Height Floors Status Started Completed
1 ROM Tel Aviv 174 m 571 ft 50 Topped out 2016 (2021)
2 W Prime 156 m 511 ft 46 Complete 2012 2015
2 W Tower 156 m 511 ft 46 Complete 2006 2009
4 Yoo Tower 2 142 m 465 ft 41 Complete 2007
5 Manhattan Tower 140 m 459 ft 41 Complete 2005 2009
6 Yoo Tower 1 128 m 420 ft 39 Complete 2007
7 Aviv BaTzameret Tower 108 m 354 ft 32 Complete 2010
8 W Boutique Tower 108 m 354 ft 31 Complete 2010 2013
9 NAM Tower 101 m 331 ft 30 Complete 2010
10 BSR Tzameret Tower 2 108 m 354 ft 30 Complete 2010 2013
11 BSR Tzameret Tower 3 108 m 354 ft 30 Complete 2010 2013
12 One Tower 90 m 295 ft 29 Complete 2008
13 Tzamarot G Center mall 9 Complete 2009 2010

(Italic text indicates provisional or estimated data)

The information source is Emporis (Excluding One Tower)[4]

Yoo Tel Aviv[edit]

Yoo Towers as seen in 2010

Yoo Tel Aviv is a complex of two skyscrapers completed in 2007. The two towers, named Yoo Tel Aviv 1 and Yoo Tel Aviv 2, became some of Tel Aviv's most recognizable structures, and ranked among Israel's tallest buildings, with Tower 2 being the ninth-tallest building in the country when built, and Tower 1 being the twelfth-tallest. The towers are 142 metres (466 ft) and 128 metres (420 ft) high, respectively, and combined they include over 300 residential units.

Yoo Tel Aviv was designed by Philippe Starck in cooperation with Moore Yaski Sivan Architects and the Habas Group. The total cost of the project is estimated at $145 million. The buildings include a spa, lounge, health club and private cinema, all designed by Starck. Buyers of apartments in the complex had the option of four finishing styles: culture, minimalist, classic and nature.

The complex is constructed on a nine-dunam plot and apartments ranged in price from $4,000–8,000 per square metre. Seventy-five percent of the apartments in the first stage of the project (Tower 1) were sold for NIS 300 million by 2005, two years before completion. By March 2009, over 90% of the apartments had been sold for an average of $7,000–$7,500 per square metre.[5] Bar Refaeli lives in this tower.

Manhattan Tower[edit]

Manhattan Tower includes 180 luxury apartments with a large private spa complex. 150 apartments were sold off-plan in just three weeks, and prices were reported to be half of those in the adjacent Yoo Towers. Upon its completion, the tower was the largest and tallest tower built solely by a private buyers' group in Israel.[6] The architects for the tower are Moore Yaski Sivan Architects.

W Tower and W Boutique Tower[edit]

W Tower was built by the Canada Israel Group and designed by Yashar Architects. With 156.4 metres (513 ft) in height (46 floors), it was the tallest all-residential tower in Israel upon its completion. The W Boutique Tower, also by the Canada Israel Group, was designed by Barely Levitzky Kassif Architects. It was completed in 2013 and includes 31 floors.

Homeowners in the W Tower include former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, former generals Moshe Kaplinsky, Menachem Einan and the famous top model Bar Refaeli.[7]

NAM Tower[edit]

The NAM Tower (32°05′24″N 34°47′47″E / 32.0900°N 34.7964°E / 32.0900; 34.7964) is 30 stories tall[8] and has a height of 101 metres (331 ft).[8] The tower was built by Danya Cebus.[9] Construction began in 2006, and it was completed in 2010.[10] Investors included the Namvar family.[11] The building was designed in the modernist architectural style, with a white facade.[10] It also has lights on four sides.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ staff, T. O. I. "Israel's richest neighborhood just miles away from its poorest one". Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  2. ^ Statistic Areas Within Municipalities and Local Councils, in Ascending Order of the Socio-Economic Index 2015 (XLS) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. August 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1976). "Giv'at Amal". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Vol. Volume 2. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. p. 1189. {{cite encyclopedia}}: |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ Park Tzameret at Emporis
  5. ^ "TheMarker - חדשות כלכלה, בורסה וצרכנות מהארץ והעולם - דה מרקר | TheMarker".
  6. ^
  7. ^ Granot, Ron (June 6, 2011). "Dagan and Kaplinsky Purchased Apartments in W Tower". Calcalist (in Hebrew). Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "NAM Tower, Tel Aviv". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Nam Tower, Tel Aviv". Danya Cebus. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "NAM Tower". Emporis. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  11. ^ Segal, Elizabeth (August 31, 2010). "Meet The Bernie Madoff of Beverly Hills". Business Insider. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Rosenblum, Keshet (February 25, 2013). "Tel Aviv, the City of (Flashy) Lights". Haaretz. Retrieved January 23, 2016.

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Coordinates: 32°5′17.75″N 34°47′49.22″E / 32.0882639°N 34.7970056°E / 32.0882639; 34.7970056