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To me, the Azrieli Centre represents the beginning of the 'new' for Tel Aviv, with its deeply impressive iconic architecture sprouting up besides the freeway.
Originally planned to be three buildings - a square, a triangle and a circle - it took many years to see the arrival of the third (triangle) and a stunted version of the original at that.
The Azrieli was not the first contemporary high rise - and certainly not the last - but somehow, it was almost as if the city was growing up and moving forward. And deeply impressive the buildings are, joined at ground level by a huge shopping mall.
It's everything you want from a Mall, with all the brands along with cafes, restaurants and multi-screen cinema complex. There's a footbridge link to the train station and hundreds of buses pass the entrance every few minutes.
- Family Travel
Once you arrive to Tel Aviv you cant miss this two huge Buildings which named Azriely Center.
Most of the floors are actually offices but the lowest ones are all shopes, Gym, Cafe's restaurants, Huge SuperMarket etc'.
Also there are places to keep your kids busy with games.
On top of the Circled building there's a nice restaurant where you can have a great View all over Tel Aviv and the area ! If you dont wish to dine there you can only visit the observatory (there's an admission though) Or you can have just drinks in the Bar that watches the other side of the city.
Good modern architecture
Besides the "classical" Bauhaus style architecture in Tel Aviv, I found a lot of modern architecture: not only the hotels but also and specially in North and East side of the city. It worth a walk around.
Azrieli - The Millennium Towers
Azrieli Center is one of Tel Aviv's great symbols. The center was built t the end of the 20th century and the contdown for the new millennium was made on the ropund towe. The Project is consists of 3 buildings with the highest one is about 187 meters. It used to be once the tallest building in Israel but the City Gate of Ramat Gan left it behind after 2 years at the top.
The center is mostly used for offices but it consists also a Crown Plaza hotel, a sucessful shopping center and an observatory where you can have a lookout of about 50km.
In my opinion Azrieli is the place that changed whole appearance of Tel Aviv, making it a strong competitor to every city in the world at the skyscrapers issues. Beside the 3 buildings of Azrieli the area is devaloping very fast with more and more office buildings showing up, highways being built and people coming and going all day long.
"Climb" Azrieli Towers
The Azrieli Towers, located in central Tel-Aviv is a fantastic spot to wind your way up to the observation point. From there you can see 360 degrees around Tel-Aviv. I have included here shots showing 4 different directions. Azrieli Towers are a cluster of three towers, each a different geometric shape, a circle, a square and a triangle. As you can see in the last photo, even the skylights have interersting views as well as architectural details.
When they started buiding the Azrieli Center, in 1996, many of us thought that it's gonna be an ugly construction which will spoil the image of the city, being too high. Today we have higher buildings and Azrieli is the most popular one so far. It consist of two towers triangular and circular ones. The third one, square shaped, is growing and almost reached the height of it's neighbors. As soon as it's finished I'll update this tip.
Azrieli Center has a huge shoping mall with many shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Many offices and conference rooms are found there as well. But the biggest attraction of the Center is the Israel's tallest observation deck from which you get a beautiful view on Tel Aviv and its surroundings.
This is one of Tel Aviv's newest skyscrapers, named after an Israeli entrepeneur. It consists of three towers--the Circle, Square, and Triangle. Between them is a fashionable mall. At the top of the Circle Tower is an observation deck, which offers the best view of the Tel Aviv area. There is also a restaurant located there.
Azrieli center is a big mall and business offices all in 2 tall buildings.
The Circular Tower is 187 m and the Triangular Tower is 169 m.
On top of the center you will find the tallest observatory in the middle east , a restaurant called 2c and also you can find good exhibitions from time to time.
Up at the 49th floor of the highest building in Israel.
The observatory is at the top (49th floor ) of the round building ( Out of the three fabulously shaped buildings).
Offers great panoramic views,from 84 large windows of Tel-Aviv and the surrounding cities, with vocal guidance system. You can enjoy an improved telescopes, and the highest cafe in the country.
open : Sunday to Thursday 09:30-20:00 Friday 09:30-18:00 . and Saturday evening from sundown.
Admission is 20 NIS paid at the reception desk, from where you are taken up in a fast-speed elevator
For a view of the city from above, you can go to the top of the round tower of the 'Azrielli' mall at the eastern part of the city. The tower, 48 stories high, is the highest in Tel-Aviv. You can also dine there at the '2C' restaurant, located at the highest floor. Downstairs, in the mall you can shop, eat, drink or watch a movie in one the cinemas.
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