Azrieli Center is a complex of skyscrapers in Tel Aviv. At the base of the center
lies a large shopping mall. The center was originally designed by Israeli-American
architect Eli Attia, and after he fell out with the developer of the center David
Azrieli (after whom it is named), completion of the design was passed on to the Tel
Aviv firm of Moore Yaski Sivan Architects.
The Azrieli Center Circular Tower, is the tallest of the three towers, measuring
187 m (614 ft) in height. Construction of this tower began in 1996 and was completed
in 1999. The tower has 49 floors, making it the tallest building in Tel Aviv and
the second tallest in Israel, after the Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan built in 2001.
The top floor has an indoor observation deck and a high-end restaurant, and the 48th
floor is home to Mr. Azrieli's personal office.
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); its diameter is 44 meters
(144 feet). Each floor covers 1,520 m². On October 31, 2003, the first annual Azrieli
Circular Tower run-up competition was held, in which the participants had to run
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