Tel Aviv's Controversial Skyline Plans

Once low-slung, Tel Aviv has seen a number of towers shooting up randomly around the city. A new master plan gives the green light to more towers, but tries to pull them into a more coherent urban form.

Jesse Fox writes that the plan is controversial because it gives the rubber stamp to future tower construction in "certain sensitive and controversial areas, in some cases ignoring the vociferous opposition of neighborhood groups."

For one, "...despite the widespread recognition that designating the city's beachfront for hotel towers was a mistake, the plan nevertheless designates almost the entire beachfront for hotels in 25 story towers."

Fox details the struggles of local communities to propose alternatives to the development plans.

Full Story: Tel Aviv’s Skyline in 2025

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