Park Tzameret

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A view of Park Tzameret from the south, May 2014

Park Tzameret is a newly built residential neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel, currently under construction in the east-central side of the city. Set to contain twelve luxurious tall apartment buildings, surrounded by green space, the 133 dunam area has been modelled 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 meter wide 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 of commercial and public buildings. The east and west boundaries of the area will be delineated by 4.5 meter high acoustic barriers.

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

History[edit]

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.[1] 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 negotioations for the compensation of the Giv'at Amal residents who would be displaced.

Buildings[edit]

This table shows the towers in Park Tzameret by rank, height and status. 8 buildings are complete, 3 are under construction and 2 approved.

Rank Building Height Floors Status Started Completed
1 W Prime 156 m 511 ft 46 Complete 2012 2015
2 W Tower 156 m 511 ft 46 Complete 2006 2009
3 Yoo Tower 2 142 m 465 ft 41 Complete 2007
4 Manhattan Tower 140 m 459 ft 41 Complete 2005 2009
5 Yoo Tower 1 128 m 420 ft 39 Complete 2007
6 Aviv BaTzameret Tower 108 m 354 ft 32 Complete 2010
7 W Boutique Tower 108 m 354 ft 31 Complete 2010 2013
8 NAM Tower 101 m 331 ft 30 Complete 2010
9 BSR Tzameret Tower 2 108 m 354 ft 30 Complete 2010 2013
10 BSR Tzameret Tower 3 108 m 354 ft 30 Complete 2010 2013
11 Lavon Tower 30 Approved
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)[2]

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 twelfth. The towers are 142 m and 128 m 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, minimal, class and nature.

The complex is constructed on a nine-dunam plot and apartments ranged in price from $4,000–8,000 per square meter. 75% 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 meter.[3] 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 'on paper' 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.[4] 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 meters 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1976). "Giv'at Amal". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 2. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. p. 1189. 
  2. ^ Park Tzameret at Emporis
  3. ^ http://www.themarker.com/tmc/article.jhtml?ElementId=skira20090304_1068384
  4. ^ http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/nc/ne/?id=101259
  5. ^ Granot, Ron (June 6, 2011). "Dagan and Kaplinsky Purchased Apartments in W Tower". Calcalist (in Hebrew). Retrieved June 7, 2011. 

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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