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Tel Aviv skyline undergoing dramatic transformation

Visitors to Tel Aviv who last came more than a decade ago will be astonished at the transformation of the city’s skyline as many high-rise buildings have sprung up, mainly alongside the Ayalon Highway.

Boosted by the billions in high-tech riches pouring into the city, the focus on high-rise construction is currently in the area around the former Tel Aviv wholesale market and Sarona through to the Azrieli Center and the Ramat Gan Diamond Exchange.

The decision earlier this month by the Tel Aviv District Planning and Building Committee to approve a plan to increase the “Between the Cities” project from 75-floors to what will be a record breaking 400-meter, 100-floor building when completed reflects the wave of the future. The project lies on the seam of Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv just south of the diamond exchange. Two more 100-floor towers have also been approved – Beit Egged on Menachem Begin Road and the Tel Aviv 2000 tower, although Beit Egged has been reduced to just 78-floors.

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