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Haifa Oil Refinery Cooling Towers

Identification

Haifa Oil Refinery Cooling Towers
Arubot Batei HaZikuk, Lebeniyot
227526

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Structure in General

cooling tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The two twin cooling towers are the second largest in the Middle East.
  • The two grey brick towers have become one of the icons of the city.
  • There have been numerous plans to replace the towers with modern cooling systems.
  • Tallest and one of the largest buildings built during the British Mandate.
  • Commonly portrayed as the symbol of air pollution by the Refinery Complex, they actually cause no pollution and release only steam from the cooling process.
  • The base diameter is 69 meters.
  • 120 million cubic meters of water pass through the towers annually.
  • Termed 'Lebeniyot' by locals, as they resembe Leben glass bottles, a dairy product popular during the 1950s.

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Location

Israel

Technical Data

262.47 ft
2
1936
1939