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Israel Related Initiatives

The 4th Biannual IACIE Conference for Structural Engineers
11 May 2015, Tel Aviv – Event Report
CTBUH led a session at the 4th Conference for Structural and Bridge Engineering organized by IEACI at the Dan Panorama hotel.
CTBUH Israel Plays Key Role at Building Center Summit
17-20 Nov 2014, Eilat – Event
The CTBUH Israel Chapter was a major presence at the annual Building Center Summit, in Eilat City, drawing over 2,000 people.
CTBUH Israel Plays Major Role At Project Management Conference
10 Nov 2014, Tel Aviv – Event Report
CTBUH Israel helped organize and stage the 7th Project Management Conference on November 10 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.
Israel's Substantial Presence at the London Conference
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
Only one year after its founding, the scale and enthusiasm of the CTBUH Israel chapter is remarkable. The Israeli delegation to the CTBUH London Conference included 105 participants.
Israel Professionals Form New CTBUH Group
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
Industry professionals from Israel used the CTBUH 9th World Congress in Shanghai as a venue to announce the formation of a new Israel chapter.
Israel Trip Report: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
Nov 2011, Tel Aviv – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a keynote presentation at The 7th National Congress of the Israeli Society of Civil, Structural and Infra-Structural Engineers and toured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

Featured Tall Buildings in Israel

6 Remez Tower

6 Remez Tower, Tel Aviv

As Tel Aviv urbanizes and rapidly grows its skyline, it is refreshing to see a building that gives over so much of its site to public space.

B.S.R. Towers

B.S.R. Towers, Tel Aviv

B.S.R Towers are part of Zameret Parksmall, a neighborhood consisting of several recently developed residential high-rises.

Electra Tower

Electra Tower, Tel Aviv

Electra Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Israel and serves as an important home to some of the biggest companies in the country.

The Sail Tower

The Sail Tower, Haifa

Housing the District Government Center, the Sail Tower is an important part of Haifa's District Government Center.

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CTBUH Israel

The 4th Biannual IACIE Conference for Structural Engineers

11 May 2015, Event Report – CTBUH led a session at the 4th Conference for Structural and Bridge Engineering…

CTBUH Israel Plays Key Role at Building Center Summit

17-20 Nov 2014, Event – The CTBUH Israel Chapter was a major presence at the annual Building Center…

CTBUH Israel Plays Major Role At Project Management Conference

10 Nov 2014, Event Report – CTBUH Israel helped organize and stage the 7th Project Management Conference on…

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Israel David

Country Representative

Israel David
David Engineers, Tel Aviv

Danny Marian

City Representative

Danny Marian
Idanim Management and Holdings, Tel Aviv

Gil Shenhav

City Representative

Gil Shenhav
Canaan-Shenhav Architects, Tel Aviv

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Israel David

Country Representative

Israel David
David Engineers, Tel Aviv

Danny Marian

City Representative

Danny Marian
Idanim Management and Holdings, Tel Aviv

Gil Shenhav

City Representative

Gil Shenhav
Canaan-Shenhav Architects, Tel Aviv

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Proposed 111-Story Ramat Gan Tower Could Become Israel’s Tallest
26 Jul 2017 – Ramat Gan, Israel
A 111-floor high-rise office complex has been approved by the Ramat Gan Local Planning and Building Committee. When completed, the 440-meter-tall tower could become…
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Israel’s Future Tallest Building Granted Approval in Tel Aviv
27 Mar 2017 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Measuring 400 meters in height, the 100-floor Intercity Tower in Tel Aviv has been granted planning approval. When completed, the new tower would become Israel’s tallest…
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Tel Aviv Tower Set to Become Israel's Tallest Building
13 Oct 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to include the tallest building in Israel. Currently under…
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Israel’s Next Largest Office Building Nears Completion in Tel Aviv
14 Jul 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The developer behind Tel Aviv's three-tower Azrieli Center, which contains some of Israel's tallest buildings, is currently building the country's largest office tower,…
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Solar Thermal Power Station Tower in Negev Desert to Provide Renewable Energy
7 Mar 2016 – Ashalim, Israel
The proposed 240-meter Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station will provide around one percent of Israel's electricity. The country is aiming to meet 10 percent of the its…
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Tel Aviv Master Plan Features Greenery-Clad High-Rise Cluster
3 Mar 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel
A local architecture firm has won a competition to design the Kaplan North master plan, covering an area of 32,000 square meters in central Tel Aviv. The plan features a…
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Three High-Rises Approved for Tel Aviv Seafront Redevelopment
8 Oct 2015 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The local Tel Aviv-Jaffa planning and building commission has recommended a new municipal construction plan for the multi-level Kikar Atarim site in central Tel Aviv. The…
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25-Floor Tel Aviv Mixed-Use High-Rise Approved
5 Aug 2015 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv District Planning & Building Committee, chaired by Gila Oron, decided at its August 3 meeting to pass the plan for the Eldan Tower, a development near the…
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Jerusalem’s Downtown to get Pyramid-Shaped High-Rise
27 Jul 2015 – Jerusalem, Israel
A Jerusalem municipal committee has approved the construction of a 105-meter, pyramid-shaped high-rise building and commerce project in the capital’s busy downtown,…
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Construction Has Begun on the Tallest Residential Tower in Bat Yam
7 Oct 2014 – Bat Yam, Israel
Construction has started on the Ashdar Tower project, which will have 164 housing units in a building that will be one of the tallest residential towers in Bat Yam. The…
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Amot Atrium Tower First in Israel to be LEED Pre-Certified
1 May 2014 – Ramat Gan, Israel
The US Green Building Council awarded the under-construction Amot Atrium Tower in Ramat Gan, Israel, a LEED Platinum pre-certification. With this, the Amot Atrium Tower…
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Meier on Rothschild to Open March 2015
9 Apr 2014 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The luxurious Meier on Rothschild residential tower has set a move-in date for tenants as March 2015. The tower is emblematic of the continuously rising value of real…
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Azorim to Begin Construction on Israel’s Next Tallest
4 Apr 2014 – Ramat Gan, Israel
Azorim Investment, Development and Construction will soon begin construction of Israel's tallest building, a 256-meter, 65-floor residential building on the site of the…
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Not Every Urban Neighborhood Allowed a High-Rise in Israel’s South
10 Mar 2014 – Ashdod, Israel
Israel’s Southern District Regional Planning and Building Committee reversed its approval for two 44-story towers in Ashdod after accepting objections by the local…
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Skyscraper Approved for Be’it Maariv
9 Jan 2014 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Land Development Co. has received approval to construct a 55-story, 45,000 square-meter tower in Tel Aviv on the site of the Maariv newspaper headquarters, which…
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Israel's Tallest Approved as Part of Four-tower Plan
2 Aug 2013 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv Local Planning and Building commission has approved the Keren HaKirya plan for an 80-story mixed-use tower, which could be Israel's tallest skyscraper, The…
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Richard Meier Tower Nears Completion in Tel Aviv
25 Jul 2013 – Tel Aviv, Israel
In anticipation of the completion of the Meier-on-Rothschild tower in Tel Aviv, Haaretz has published an interview with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier.…
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Jerusalem Makes a Move Toward Becoming a Vertical Metropolis
6 Jun 2013 – Jerusalem, Israel
As part of its new initiative to develop a new center for business and commerce in Jerusalem, the city's Regional Planning the Building Committee is set to approve a pair…
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Israel Takes Steps to Encourage High-rise Living
12 Feb 2013 – Bat Yam, Israel
The Caanan-Shenhav Architects-designed Ashdar One Tower will be the second of a series of six residential towers to be constructed in the city of Bat Yam, just south of…
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Israel's Capital Encourages Vertical Projects
13 Nov 2012 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Foundation work has begun on a 110-meter (360-foot) high-rise in Tel Aviv, which will include the country's most expensive penthouse. The city is also moving to encourage…

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New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity
6 Nov 2017 – Neom, Saudi Arabia
The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost…
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Dubai’s Langham Opens to Buyers Ahead of 2020 Completion
2 Nov 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Modeled after The Langham hotel and residences in London, Langham Place Residences in Downtown Dubai will start selling units on Monday, November 6, ahead of opening its…
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Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor
18 Oct 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the…
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Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone
2 Oct 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay…
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World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai
19 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar…
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New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
11 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’…
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Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch
1 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high cantilevered observation corridor affixed to one of the two towers in Downtown Dubai’s…
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Local Construction Firm Wins Dubai Tower Contract
23 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local construction company has been awarded an AED175-million (US$47.6-million) contract to build a 34-story residential building, West Bay Tower, in Dubai’s 5.9-…
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New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower
17 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will…
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New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District
11 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential…
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107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul
9 Aug 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting…
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Contractor Selected for Massive Multi-Tower Districts in Dubai
26 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A developer has awarded a US$163 million contract to a Dubai-based engineering and contracting company to build the first two districts of its Midtown project in Dubai…
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Contractor Selected to Develop Emirates Business Park in Dubai
25 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A contractor has been selected to develop the mixed-use US$1.4 billion Emirates Business Park project, unveiled earlier this month, which will expand the emirate's…
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Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
3 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City…
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Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development
30 Jun 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but…
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Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut
13 Jun 2017 – Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several…
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Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah
30 May 2017 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,…
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Contractor Named for Dubai Supertall Tower
23 May 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction contractor Arabtec has announced it won a Dh1.46 billion (US$397 million) contract to build Al Wasl Tower in Dubai. The mixed-use tower is being developed on…
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Developer Awards Construction Contract for Dubai’s Palm Gateway
22 May 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Dubai-based developer says it has signed a construction contract worth nearly US$408 million for The Palm Gateway, a three-tower residential, retail, and beach club…
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Sky Bridge Installed at the Address Residences Sky View Complex in Dubai
19 May 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address…

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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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Connected Residential Towers Planned for Pearl-Qatar Island in Doha
20 Dec 2016 – Doha, Qatar
The developer behind the Pearl-Qatar has secured financing of up to USD$ 200.5 million to fund the construction of the connected Al Mutahidah Towers on the man-made…
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Contractors Selected for Dubai’s Heart of Europe Development at The World Islands
7 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans to develop a group of islands at The World Islands off Dubai’s coastline have taken a major step forward after the project developer appointed three main…
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Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach
5 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The…
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The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Undergoes Ground Engineering Testing
23 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground…
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Architecture Firm Wins Master Planning for Mashhad Retail Project
21 Nov 2016 – Mashhad, Iran
The practice behind MediaCity UK in Salford has won master planning for a massive multi-tower shopping center scheme in Mashhad, Iran – its first project in the country.…
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India-Based Developer Reveals Imperial Avenue Project for Dubai
18 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Mumbai-based developer has already begun piling works on the US$350 million, 45-story Imperial Avenue residential tower to be located in Dubai's Business Bay. The…
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Construction Contractor Selected for Dubai’s Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences
2 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A construction contractor has been awarded a contract by a developer to build the residential floors of the Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in Dubai. Residences are…
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Architect Wins Design for Beirut Museum of Art
14 Oct 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon
A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of…
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Groundbreaking Held for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
11 Oct 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will soar above the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest supported-tower, is set to commence following an official…
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Developer sells 65 Percent of New Dubai Marina Project Ahead of Launch
4 Oct 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Dubai developer has presold about 65 percent of its latest Dubai Marina project ahead of its launch. The building will be on a site on the western side of the Marina,…
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Twin-Towered Hotel and Residential Project Proposed in Dubai
26 Sep 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a beachfront hotel project in Dubai, dubbed The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The project includes a…
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Construction Progressing on Jeddah’s Upcoming Sail Tower
23 Sep 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design…
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Dubai Property Developer Reveals Ultra-Luxury Palm 360 Project
8 Sep 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Property developer Nakheel recently unveiled Palm 360 – a two-tower hotel and residential project on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah featuring 1,100-square-meter branded penthouses…
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Developer Resumes Work on $1 Billion Al Maryah Project in Abu Dhabi
1 Sep 2016 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign…
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Construction Scheduled to Begin on Abu Dhabi’s Meera Shams Towers
29 Aug 2016 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer has announced that construction work on its two 26-story Meera Shams towers, located in the Shams area of Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, will start immediately.…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for New Beirut Bank Headquarters
11 Aug 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon
An Oslo- and New York-based studio has won a competition to design the new headquarters of Banque Libano Francaise – the firm's first project in Lebanon. The design…
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Emaar Unveils Two-Tower Apartment Project in Dubai Opera District
8 Aug 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Emaar Properties has unveiled another two-tower project in the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The towers, called Act One and Act Two, will be 52 stories and 46…
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Phase Two of Bellevue Towers Complex Launched in Dubai
28 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Properties has launched phase two of its Bellevue Towers development citing strong demand. The second phase includes a 26-story tower which will house 23…
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Wind Tests Complete on World’s Future Tallest Supported-Tower Structure
27 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest…

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New Residential Tower Proposed for Beirut
7 Dec 2015 – Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese architecture practice PARALX has won the AIA in Los Angeles' Merit Design Award for its T3 high-rise tower in Beirut. The tower is a part of a larger development…
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Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai
2 Dec 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the tallest buildings under construction in the United Arab Emirates reached a major milestone after the developer, Damac, confirmed that its 94-story Damac…
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Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower
30 Nov 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been…
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Master Plan Vision Adds Vertical Density and Extreme Height to Basra
17 Nov 2015 – Basra, Iraq
An architecture firm has revealed a vision for vertical high-rise living in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Home to a bulk of Iraq’s oil reserves, the area is becoming…
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Dubai to use Jetpacks for High-Rise Firefighting
11 Nov 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On November 10, Dubai Civil Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Aircraft for the intended future delivery of jetpacks to be used for targeted…
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Civil Defense Authorities to Increase Building Inspections in Sharjah
2 Nov 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Sharjah Civil Defense authority has committed to increasing the number of inspection visits to buildings in the emirate after a massive fire gutted all residential…
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Dubai’s Most Expensive Apartment on the Market for $74.5 million
26 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s most expensive apartment is now on the market for a whopping $74.5 million. The 4,000-square-meter penthouse of the One at Palm Jumeirah will have seven bedrooms…
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Dubai’s Royal Atlantis Project Named Top Influencer for Luxury Development
14 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Kingdom
The $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai has been named in the top 10 global influencers for new luxury developments, Knight Frank said in its “…
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Proposed Dubai Tower Complex Would Feature an Artificial Rainforest and Beach
13 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, the city of superlatives, is set to get a new tower complex on Sheikh Zayed Road that will have an artificial beach and a rainforest-like landscape development on…
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Construction Contractors Named for the Palm Tower in Dubai
5 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developers announced on October 2 a $223 million contract to build The Palm Tower, a 52-story, five-star hotel and residential building at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The 240…
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Fire Erupts at Sharjah High-Rise
1 Oct 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A massive fire erupted at the 36-story Nasser Tower building on King Fasial Street in Sharjah around 2 pm on October 1. The fire was still raging two hours later, with…
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Builder Pulls Out of $267 Million Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi "After Not Being Paid"
23 Sep 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A Malaysian construction company that was supposed to be building a multi-tower mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, has said it is terminating its construction agreement…
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Preliminary Design of Burj 2020 Revealed at Cityscape Global in Dubai
11 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A preliminary design was revealed for Burj 2020, a skyscraper that could potentially reach up to 700 meters in height. The master-planned Burj 2020 District will comprise…
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Twin Towers Proposed for the Dubailand Mega-Development
8 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Riyadh-based developer has unveiled plans to build Dubailand’s tallest towers. The Saudi investment company and property developer said that it planned to complete the…
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Hotel Operator Named for Jumeirah Business Bay Tower
2 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local hotel company has been appointed to operate a mixed-use development in Business Bay. The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury hotel as well as 350…
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Dubai Developer Launches First Phase of Massive Midtown Development
31 Aug 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local developer has announced the launch of the first phase of its Midtown master plan in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone. Sales for the district will begin…
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Sharjah Unveils $5 Billion Waterfront City
25 Aug 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A new waterfront city is being built in Sharjah at the cost of around $5 billion that will accommodate 200,000 people in over 200 towers upon completion of 10 natural…
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Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council Green Lights Slew of High-Rise Projects
17 Aug 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The total floor area of projects approved by Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council more than tripled in the second quarter of 2015 with the amount of land under development…
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Fire Breaks Out in Sharjah High-Rise
14 Aug 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A fire broke out the evening of August 13 in a high-rise under construction in the Al Khan area of Sharjah. The fire gutted the 21st and 22nd stories of the building and…
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Megatall Tower to Anchor Proposed Mega-development in Dubai
4 Aug 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local developer has announced the launch of a massive new development that will include a 711-meter skyscraper that will be the tallest residential tower in the world…

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Fairmont Residences on Abu Dhabi Breakwater Go On Sale
11 Dec 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Luxury serviced apartments on the Abu Dhabi breakwater near Marina Mall are now available to purchase. The 249 apartments at the Fairmont Marina Residences are part of…
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Construction on Apartments at Dubai Maritime City Begins
9 Dec 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work has finally started on the first apartment block to be built at the long-awaited Dubai Maritime City. Ground was broken on the 48-story Anwa Tower,…
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Offshore Hotel in Gulf Planned for Qatar 2022 World Cup in Doha
8 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
Designs have been unveiled for the Silver Pearl Hotel, a 1,000-room luxury resort and conference facility for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, located 1.5 kilometers off the…
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Qatar World Cup Memorial Tower Raises Awareness of Rising Construction-Death Toll
4 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
A conceptual Qatar World Cup Memorial tower was recently designed to represent the grim statistics of the nation’s increasing laborer death toll, which currently stands…
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Builders Sought to Construct The Palm Gateway in Dubai
4 Dec 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A tender has been floated for the construction of The Palm Gateway on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The project consists of three towers to be constructed on an existing…
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Tender Issued for Iconic Katara Towers in Doha
2 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will…
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Work on Dubai Pearl to Restart in December
25 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”,…
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Emirates Pearl Hotel Taking Shape in Abu Dhabi
24 Nov 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction is progressing steadily on the twisting Emirates Pearl Hotel in its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi. In close proximity to the Emirates Palace, the…
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Two Years Later, Cost to Repair Fire-Damaged Dubai Tower Soars to $21M
17 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The cost of repairing the fire-damaged Tamweel Tower has reached $21.2 million according to the latest assessment. Two years after a fire partially gutted the 34-story…
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Damac Towers Continue Upward Rise in Dubai
12 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the largest construction projects in Dubai is now heading skywards. The $1 billion Damac Towers by Paramount resort is to include more than 1,800 serviced suites…
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Developers Moot Plans for Dubai Twin-Tower Record Breakers
5 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Proposals to construct the “tallest twin towers in the world” as part of a 600-hectare development in Dubai have been floated by developer Emaar Properties. To claim the…
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Construction Begins on AKH Tower in Dammam
29 Oct 2014 – Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Work has begun on AKH Tower. The aesthetically commanding tower comprises a seven-story podium and 27 standard office floors, while its envelope combines glazed curtain…
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Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101
28 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and…
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Emaar Properties Unveils Plans for “City of the Future” in Dubai
27 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, will launch two 40-story residential towers in the multi-billion-dollar Dubai Creek Harbor at The Lagoons, a 6.5 million-…
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Canal Views Luxury Hotel Opens in Dubai
20 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lying just a couple of minutes from the world’s busiest shopping mall, the new Canal Views luxury hotel enjoys views over the Business Bay canal, looking towards the…
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Crystal-Inspired Towers Launched in Dubai
15 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The emirate’s first crystal-themed project, Sparkle Tower, has officially launched. The towers, situated in Dubai Marina, will have a jeweled décor that includes…
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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Work Begins on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Project
10 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that they have begun construction on their megaproject in Palm Jumeirah, breaking ground on the first…
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Rotana Announces Istanbul Hotel Project
1 Oct 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
An Abu Dhabi-based hotel chain said that it has agreed to work with a Turkish developer to build Tri G, a 30-story glass and steel tower in the Günesli neighborhood on…
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Emaar’s Five-Bedroom High-Rise Penthouse in Dubai Sells for $6.2 Million
29 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, has sold 72 units in The Address Residence Sky View in Downtown Dubai, with a five-bedroom penthouse selling for Dh $23…

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Al-Bidda Workers Going Hungry
19 Dec 2013 – Doha, Qatar
Migrant laborers, who have worked for almost a year without pay on Qatar’s Al-Bidda Tower, are running out of food and are prohibited from leaving the country or seeking…
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Mövenpick Opens Sixth Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes
11 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has opened its doors, marking the Swiss operator's sixth Dubai hotel. The mixed-use property will contain 475 units, including 168…
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Rosewood Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi
11 Nov 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rosewood Abu Dhabi became the first ultra-luxury hotel to open in Al Maryah Island, the new Central Business District (CBD) of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, designed by Handel…
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Arabtec Wins Mysterious Tower Contract
8 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabtec Holding, Dubai's largest publicly listed construction firm, has been awarded an AED1.8 billion (US$500 million) contract to build a 77-story mixed-use tower in…
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"Not Planning Megatall," Says Emaar
7 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has issued a statement announcing that it currently has no plans to build a new tower that is taller than the Burj Khalifa. In the statement, a…
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Marina 101 Gets Dreamy Rename
11 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Real estate company Dream has announced its next international hotel project, Dream Dubai, in the under-construction Marina 101. Dream officials disclosed that the hotel…
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MAG Steams Ahead with Four Major Developments
10 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based MAG Group said on Sunday it will unveil four new Dubai freehold residential and retail leasing projects this month, with a combined sales values of AED3.25…
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Lagoon Revival Arrives with a Splash
9 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world's largest manmade lagoon is to be constructed in Dubai as part of the planned Mohammed Bin Rashid City District One development. Meydan Group and Sobha Group,…
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Sales Begin for Advancing Entisar Tower Project
8 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai-based Meydan Group today released 444 serviced apartments for sale in the 110-story Entisar Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. The mixed-use supertall tower, at an…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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SOM Designs Bank HQ in Dubai
4 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has won the commission to design the Mashreq Bank Headquarters in Dubai. The 32-story office building features a cantilevered volume at the top…
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Why Turkey's Building Boom May Be Ending
21 Aug 2013 – Istanbul, Turkey
The New York Times chronicles the tentative financial futures of the building industry in Istanbul. "Cheap loans" from the US facilitated a tall building boom in the city…
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Bloomberg Weighs In on the Next Tallest Tower
20 Aug 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June marked the announcement by Ahmed Bin Sulayam, Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) announcement of his project to build the world's future tallest…
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Nation’s Towers Open, Featuring World's Highest Suspended Suite
19 Aug 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The second St. Regis Luxury Hotel in the Nation's Towers in Abu Dhabi is now ready to welcome guests, after an eight-month delay of initial inauguration plans. The hotel…
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AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
12 Aug 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture partner Robert Forest was interviewed by China Radio International English about the rising number of supertall skyscrapers,…
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Dubai Creek Harbor Is Happening
19 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings have begun construction of their new central business district project, the Dubai Creek Harbor. The companies created the venture to…
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Banks to Fund Completion of Burj Al Salam Towers
16 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
UAE banks Emirates NBD and First Gulf Bank have signed an AED900 million (US$245 million) loan to fund the development of a three-tower project in Dubai. The topped-out…
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Site Chosen for World's Next Tallest Commercial Tower
10 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The site of what could be the world's next tallest commercial tower has been revealed to Emirates 24/7. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities…
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DMCC Proposes Next Tallest Commercial Tower
3 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) announced on Tuesday it is planning to build what could ultimately be the tallest commercial tower in the world, in the Jumeirah…
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Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
26 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Google has taken its Street View imagery to the top of the Burj Khalifa, under the direction of Pascal Malite, Street View Program Manager. Google spent three days at the…

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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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Jordan’s Future Tallest Tower Tops Out
7 Dec 2012 – Amman, Jordan
DAMAC Properties has announced its tower in Amman, Jordan is now topped out. The Heights, which will be the tallest residential tower in the country when it is completed…
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Dubai's Impending Building Boom
6 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Wall Street Journal questions the next wave of construction projects announced for Dubai, given that the emirate is still $100 billion in debt from its 2008 boom-…
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Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
5 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction Week has posted an interview with Adrian Smith about his work in the field of supertall buildings. He discusses the future world's tallest building, Kingdom…
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Dubai Announces Wind Code Revisions
8 Nov 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Municipality hopes to soon mandate the use of wind tunnel testing in the design of the region's tall buildings. The revised Wind Code requires designers to…
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Tall Tower Project Resurrected in Qatar
6 Nov 2012 – Doha, Qatar
Qatar-based Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has announced plans to restart work on the 112-story Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its…
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Qatar Aims to Become a Leader in Sustainability
31 Oct 2012 – Doha, Qatar
Architecture Source's article A Tale of Contradictions: Qatar's Green Building Movement reports on fast-growing Qatar's advancements in the green building movement, which…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…
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Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
9 Oct 2012 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week…

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CTBUH Resources on Israel

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Finalist

Fellow

Tel Aviv's Midtown/Azrieli North Development as an Integrated Complex of Tower Urbanism

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects

Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of the Interior

Interview: 6 Remez Tower

7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects

Open Air, Sun and a Glass of Wine - Mediterranean Lifestyle in High-Rise Residential Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Nirit Rosenstein, Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of the Interior

Tel Aviv’s Midtown/Azrieli North Development as an Integrated Complex of Tower Urbanism

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Moshe Tzur & Robert Oxman, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners

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Israel Related Papers/Research

Open Air, Sun and a Glass of Wine - Mediterranean Lifestyle in High-Rise Residential Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Nirit Rosenstein, Africa Israel Investments Ltd.
This paper suggests a look into the local interpretation of dense vertical urbanism in Mediterranean cities through a whirlwind overview of high-rise residential development in the sea-side city Tel Aviv, Israel. Though certain parameters are common…
Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of the Interior
The commandment to keep the Sabbath as a day of rest appears in the Bible many times. Jewish law prescribes an intricate set of rules regarding which activities may be performed and which are prohibited. A Sabbath elevator is an elevator which…
Tel Aviv’s Midtown/Azrieli North Development as an Integrated Complex of Tower Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Moshe Tzur & Robert Oxman, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners
Tel Aviv’s Midtown/Azrieli North Complex is the new hub of the northern central business district (CBD) that functions to connect the activity centers of the historic city to the emerging urban developments in the north and east. The project is a…
Diversity and Change in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects Urbanists; Robert Oxman, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
The living city is ideally composed of elements in an ecologically dynamic relationship with the urban environment. Environmental function measured over time constitutes a seminal characteristic of a viable and sustainable urbanism. The tower form,…
Urban Renewal For A Global City
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Gil Shenhav, Canaan Shenhav Architects, Ltd.
The city of Tel Aviv is over 100 years old. In 2003 UNESCO declared the center of Tel Aviv as a World Cultural Heritage Site. As the city grew, much thought was given to ways in which its uniqueness could be conserved. The City of Tel Aviv introduced…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

Featured Tall Buildings in Israel

6 Remez Tower

6 Remez Tower, Tel Aviv

As Tel Aviv urbanizes and rapidly grows its skyline, it is refreshing to see a building that gives over so much of its site to public space.

Electra Tower

Electra Tower, Tel Aviv

Electra Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Israel and serves as an important home to some of the biggest companies in the country.

The Sail Tower

The Sail Tower, Haifa

Housing the District Government Center, the Sail Tower is an important part of Haifa's District Government Center.

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Israel Facts

Population 8,051,200 (2013)
Area 22,770 km² • 8,791 mi²
GDP $288.18 billion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 19 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Tel Aviv
Global Ranking #24 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Azrieli Center Circular Tower (187 m, 1999)
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function Office (48%)
Most Common Material Concrete (94%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Israel

1   Moshe Aviv Tower 2001 244 m Ramat Gan
2   Azrieli Sarona 2017 238 m Tel Aviv
3   The Shahar Tower 2017 202 m Givatayim
4   Midtown Residential Tower 2017 196 m Tel Aviv
5   Midtown Office Tower 2017 196 m Tel Aviv
6   Azrieli Center Circular Tower 1999 187 m Tel Aviv
7   Leonardo City Tower 2000 171 m Ramat Gan
8   Azrieli Center Triangular Tower 1999 169 m Tel Aviv
9   Electra Tower 2011 169 m Tel Aviv
10   Nave Noff Tower 2014 168 m Bat Yam
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.