Shalom Meir Tower
|Shalom Meir Tower|
|מגדל שלום מאיר|
|Type||Government, Commercial, Residential|
|Location||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Roof||120 to 130 m (390 to 430 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Yitzhak Pearlstein, Gideon Ziv, Meir Levy|
Shalom Meir Tower (Hebrew: מגדל שלום מאיר, Migdal Shalom Meir; commonly known as Migdal Shalom, Hebrew: מגדל שלום) is an office tower in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was Israel's first skyscraper. When its construction was completed in 1965, it was the tallest building in the Middle East and rivaled the tallest buildings in Europe in height.
50,000 cubic meters of concrete, 4,000 tons of steel, 35 kilometers of water pipes, and 500 kilometres of wiring were used in the tower.
The building has a cream hue tile facade which was created especially for the tower and was manufactured in Italy. The retail promenade features a mosaic mural wall by the Israeli artist Nachum Gutman.
A subway station was built under the tower block but rails were never laid and the station remains empty and disconnected from any rail system.
The tower was built on the site of the Herzliya Hebrew High School. The school's architecturally and historically significant structure was razed and the school relocated in order to build the tower in 1962. This decision was later regretted[by whom?].
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- Lappin, Yaakov (November 17, 2010). "Large Fire Breaks Out in Tel Aviv's Shalom Tower". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2010-11-19.