Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Sky Scraping

by Reb Akiva

I pass through Ramat Gan occasionally for work, and I continue to be impressed by the cluster of sky scrapers in the area.  Israeli’s honestly have a lot of fun with architecture.  Sometimes it even works.

In Ramat Gan there’s one cluster of about 8 business buildings on one side of the street, and a cluster of another 4 or 5 across the street (with 3 being residential)…

The two on the right are residential, and there’s an olympic sized swimming pool on top of that 4 story parking garage!  (Can only be seen from above.)

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And these are some of the buildings in the primary cluster…

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This is the ABGD building (Hebrew version of ABCD…why ABCD? No idea.).

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And this is the Harel Insurance building…

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Don’t let the angle of my pictures fool you, these buildings are BIG!

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The other side of the complex has a theatre (plays, not movies) and a row of cafe’s under that overhang.

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And stores, famous Israeli stores…

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or not.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of businesses are in those bldgs? Are they hi-tech? Lawyers? Is this the 'leftist' center of their business-world?

Akiva said...

Insurance, the phone company, diamond industry, law offices, import/export, financial companies (stock trading, investments), etc.

This is not a hi-tech industry area.

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