Sunday, January 23, 2011
More on the Tel Aviv Master Plan
While some information about the contents of the plan is buried deep inside the municipality’s website, the city’s well-oiled PR machine has made no serious effort to bring it to the attention of the general public.
The map on the left however reveals quite a lot. It displays height planning for the city, showing the location of upcoming high rises in dark and evidencing how the plan will transform the city’s skyline beyond recognition. Just click on the map to display the full size version.
While low skylines will be preserved in the centre of town and in parts of Jaffa, areas east of the city center would be transformed into a forest of skyscrapers. In a victory for real estate interests over long-standing opposition by residents, the plan would also allow for extensive high-rise construction in the south of the city, creating multiple corridors of office and residential towers, which would hover awkwardly above existing low-rise neighbourhoods.