Azrieli Center (Hebrew: מֶרְכָּז עַזְרִיאֵלִי; Merkaz Azrieli) is a complex of three skyscrapers in Tel Aviv. At the base of the complex lies a large shopping mall. The complex was designed by Israeli-American architect Eli Attia. After Attia and the developer of the complex David Azrieli (after whom it is named) fell out, completion of the project was passed on to the Tel Aviv firm of Moore Yaski Sivan Architects.

Azrieli Center
מרכז עזריאלי
The Azrieli Center from above in 2019 with Tel Aviv in the background
Azrieli Center within Tel Aviv
Azrieli Center within Tel Aviv
Location within Tel Aviv
General information
TypeOffices, Commercial Space, Mall, Public Space, Residential, Hotel
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Coordinates32°4′28″N 34°47′30″E / 32.07444°N 34.79167°E / 32.07444; 34.79167
Construction started1996
CostUS$420 million
RoofCircular: 187 m (614 ft)
Triangle: 169 m (554 ft)
Square: 154 m (505 ft)
Technical details
Floor countCircular: 49
Triangle: 46
Square: 42
Floor area150,000 m2 (1,600,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Eli Attia, Moore Yaski Sivan Architects
DeveloperDavid Azrieli
Main contractorCementkol
Interior view of Azrieli Center shopping mall



The Azrieli Center is located on a 34,500 m2 (371,000 sq ft) site in Tel Aviv, Israel, which was previously used as Tel Aviv's dumpster-truck parking garage. The tower cost $420 million to build.

Circular Tower


The Azrieli Center Circular Tower is the tallest of the three towers, measuring 187 m (613 ft 6 in) in height. Construction of this tower began in 1996 and was completed in 1999. The tower has 49 floors, making it at the time of its construction the tallest building in Tel Aviv and the second tallest in Israel, after the Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan, which was built in 2001. The top floor has an indoor observation deck[2] and a high-end restaurant, and the 48th floor is home to Mr. Azrieli's personal office.[citation needed]

A panoramic view from the circular tower

Each floor of the Circular Tower has 84 windows, giving the tower more than 4,000 windows. The tower's perimeter is 141 meters (462 feet 7 inches); its diameter is 44 meters (144 feet 4 inches). Each floor covers 1,520 square metres (16,400 sq ft).

On October 31, 2003, the first annual Azrieli Circular Tower run-up competition was held, in which the participants ran up the 1,144 stairs to the tower's roof. Winners of the contest had the chance to participate in the following year's Empire State Building run-up competition in New York City.[citation needed]

Triangular Tower


The Azrieli Center Triangular Tower has a height of 169 m (554 ft 6 in). Construction of this tower, like the circular tower, began in 1996 and was completed in 1999. It has 46 floors[3] and its main occupant is Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications company; Bezeq occupies 13 floors of the tower. The tower's cross-section is an equilateral triangle.

Square Tower


The Azrieli Center Square Tower was completed in June 2007.[4] The tower has 42 floors, and is 154 m (505 ft 3 in) high. It is the shortest of the three towers in the Azrieli complex. Construction of the third tower was stopped in 1998 due to urban planning disagreements and was resumed in 2006.

The lower 13 floors house Africa Israel's Crowne Plaza business hotel.[4][5] The upper floors are used as office space.

Shopping center


The Azrieli Center Mall is one of the largest in Israel. [citation needed] There are about 30 restaurants, fast-food counters, cafes and food stands in the mall. [citation needed]The top floor of the mall is a popular hangout spot for teens, and many online message boards arrange get-togethers there during national holidays.[citation needed] There are over 300 stores in the mall.[6]

Due to high, constant terrorism threats, the Azrieli towers are guarded to deter terrorist action, like many buildings in Israel.

Other features


The large complex boasted an 8-screen cinema until 2010, when H&M took over the space. Azrieli also features a large fitness club, night schools, a small kid-focused amusement park and a pedestrian bridge leading to Tel Aviv HaShalom Railway Station. A second pedestrian bridge, completed in March 2003, connects the Azrieli Center with the other side of Begin Road and HaKirya. It is expected that a connection between Kaplan underpass and the project's underground carpark, which is one of the largest ever built in the region, will be constructed. When completed, the 34,500 m2 (371,000 sq ft) plot which the Center occupies will offer a 400-seat, open air auditorium.



The Azrieli Center is bordered by the Ayalon Highway that crosses Tel Aviv from North to South, Begin Road and Giv'at HaTahmoshet Street (a short section that connects Kaplan Street with HaShalom Road). It is situated next to the HaShalom Interchange on the Ayalon Highway.

The center can be easily accessed from most parts of Israel by train to the Tel Aviv HaShalom Railway Station which is connected to the center by an enclosed pedestrian bridge or by one of the many buses that stop on Begin Road. In addition, the Tel Aviv Arlozorov Bus Terminal is located 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) north of the complex. Sha'ul HaMelekh LRT Station is located 5 minute walk from the complex.

Spiral Tower


The Spiral Tower is a planned 91-floor, 350 meter high skyscraper which will be incorporated into the Azrieli Center complex.[7][8] The Azrieli Tower will be the second-tallest in Israel if completed (after Bein Arim tower), surpassing the current tallest skyscraper, Azrieli Sarona Tower, and ToHa Tower 2.[9]


See also



  1. ^ Yudelman, Michal (1 April 1998). "Tel Aviv's Azrieli Center opens to the public". Jerusalem Post.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "More informations and opening hours". Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Azrieli Center Triangular Tower in Tel Aviv". SKYDB. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  4. ^ a b "Construction of square Azrieli tower completed". Ynet News. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Africa Israel Hotels official site". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Azrieli Mall". Secret Tel Aviv. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  7. ^ "The Spiral Tower - Mixed-Use Tower". Azrieli Group. Retrieved 5 February 2024.
  8. ^ "KPF unveils scrolling supertall skyscraper for Tel Aviv". Dezeen. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ Brummer, David (18 January 2022). "Tel Aviv greenlights construction of one of Israel's tallest towers". Times of Israel. Retrieved 5 February 2024.