Thursday, May 13, 2010
No new skyscrapers in central Tel Aviv!
The new policy is part of an outline plan for Tel Aviv 2025 formed by the city's engineering administration. The plan does not include buildings already under construction, but certain projects in the planning stages have been scrapped. "The city center must not be cut off by towers, but they should be concentrated along main marginal routes," Sapir said. "The plan is to expand the preserved area in the center of the city. All towers in these regions will not be approved, despite the dozens of plans that are presented to us."
However, the number of towers in areas east of Ibn Gvirol will not be limited, and will even be increased. The city's plan, which outlines the face of Tel Aviv in the year 2025, does not include construction on the city's Sde Dov Airport lot, meaning the airport is slated to remain active in the coming years. Around the airport, 12,000 apartments are slated to be built in low-rise buildings. "They have been evacuating Sde Dov for 50 years now," said Tel Aviv's municipal engineer, Hezi Berkovich, "But we cannot wait with the plans around the airport, so the buildings planned for northwest Tel Aviv will not be high."
Source Ynet News