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Tel Aviv's Ayalon Highway gets green light on green park
The Azrieli Group will cover a section of the Ayalon Highway to build an urban park; a new 80-storey tower will replace the current Yedioth Ahronoth headquarters.

Last week the Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Planning and Construction Committee approved a plan to cover over about 15 dunams of the Ayalon highway's lanes so that an urban city park for the benefit of local residents can be built.

 

 

The program includes an ambitious idea; The Azrieli Group will build a new tower where the Yedioth Ahronoth headquarters is currently located, on Menachem Begin Road in Tel Aviv, and in exchange promises to cover a section of the Ayalon Highway to create an urban park,  The work is expected to begin in 3 to 5 years, depending on approvals given by the planning committee.

 

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The Tel Aviv Municipality confirmed the information and added that according to the local committee's decision, the section highway slated to be covered over is bordered by Yitzhak Sadeh Street in the south and Arlozorov Street in the north.

 

Say hello to the future of Tel Aviv. (Photo: Viewpoint Imaging) (Photo: Viewpoint Imaging)
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And what exactly is going to happen beneath the new park? According to Itai Pinkas, a member of the municipal city construction committee and chairman of  the Ayalon project's steering committee said, "The roof will cover Ayalon highway's lanes, basically to enclose the traffic with a "lid" so it passes through tunnels."

 

The park will stretch across much of the Ayalon freeway through Tel Aviv. (Photo: Tel Aviv Municipality) (Photo: Tel Aviv Municipality)
The park will stretch across much of the Ayalon freeway through Tel Aviv. (Photo: Tel Aviv Municipality)
 

 

So what will be built over the tunnels? Pinkas clarifies that no additional towers will be built - the covered space will become an open area that will include a green park for the benefit of local residents. "There will be no massive construction or malls as that would make the heart of the city even dirtier and noisier. The park will actually connect the neighborhoods of Yad Eliyahu, Nahalat Yitzhak, Bitzaron, and hopefully the city center," he said.

 

In fact, the covered area will be encompassed by dozens of new towers of different uses, that are currently in the process of approval and construction as part of the northern Central Business District branch of the municipality.

 

A similar project in Miami. (Photo: Courtesy of Tel Aviv Municipality) (Photo: Courtesy of Tel Aviv Municipality)
A similar project in Miami. (Photo: Courtesy of Tel Aviv Municipality)
 

 

Pinkas adds that cafes and sports complexes (like the Herzliya Sportech) will likely be built in the park. According to him, the inspiration for the establishment of a green park over the Ayalon came to the steering committee from similar projects abroad such as Park Avenue, the High Line Park in New York, Miami Beach Park, the Big Dig project in Boston and the London highway covering project.

 

The Azrieli Group explained to Ynet that on the area of Yedioth Ahronoth's building, an elliptical tower will be built, designed by the late David Azrieli and Moshe Tzur. It will have 80 floors with hundreds of housing units, along with business areas, and be an integral part of the Azrieli Center. In fact the mall itself will be expanded by 13 thousand square meters of rental space, and will extend continuously and have a passageway to the new tower. The group also reported that "as part of the strategy, an urban building scheme for protected housing has been approved."

 


פרסום ראשון: 07.22.15, 21:19
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