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4 tall skyscrapers including 80-floor tower set to be built in Tel Aviv

By Mason White 5:33 PM August 5, 2013
The future towers 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Israelis are set to get their very own tall skyscrapers.

The Local Committee of the Tel Aviv Municipality has approved a plan to build the tallest residential, business and entertainment complex in all of Israel.

The Keren Hakirya project will see the construction of two office buildings, one of 80 floors and one of 50 floors, which together will contain 1 million square feet of office space. The project will also see the construction of two 45-floor residential buildings containing about 770 housing units.

The plan has been submitted for approval to the District Committee of Tel Aviv. The project will be built on the intersection of Shaul Hamelech and Weizmann streets.

As part of the plan, which is being promoted by the Israel Land Authority, 20 percent of the residential apartments in the project will be small apartments measuring up to 65 square meters or about 650 square feet, and the rest will measure 85 square meters or about 900 square feet.

The project was approved as part of the “green line agreement” signed between the Israel Lands Authority, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation. The agreement includes several projects in the area including the creation of an underground light rail on Ibn Gvirol Street.

According to the Israel Lands Authority, the Keren Hakirya project aims to address the shortage of offices and apartments in Tel Aviv.