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The Sail Tower

Identification

The Sail Tower
District Government Center - Building B, The Rocket Tower
133757

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
aluminum
glass
black white
modernism

Usages

governmental office
parking

Facts

  • Variable floor size ranges from 850 m² to 1,300 m².
  • Eighth place finish in Emporis.com's 'Best Skyscraper of 2002'.
  • Vertical radius of the convexed parts of the tower is roughly 2 kilometers.
  • The tower is entered from an elevated plaza 9.5 meters above HaAtzmaut Street, which is connected to the plaza via a separate public lobby with 2 more elevators.
  • Referred to as "The Rocket" by locals.
  • Both pointed horns enclose transmission equipment.
  • Throughout the stretched plaza there are ten big steel arcs. Underneath them are mosaics describing Haifa's history, including a city map from 1773 and a painting of Mount Carmel from 1667.
  • Gross floor area of the tower core, 450 m²; central aisle inside is 3 meters wide.
  • The tower is planned to be connected by bridge to a future central rail station; a similar solution already exists in Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv.
  • One of several major complexes to be built in the passing years, as part of the "District Government Centers Project", founded in order to situate most government employees in a single compund for every country district; The HaYovel Tower in Tel Aviv and the District Government Center in Beer Sheva are parts of the same project.
  • The tower's name attributes its ship-sail shape.
  • Construction officially ended on February 28th, 2002.
  • Ground-breaking June 1999, construction began November 1999.
  • The energy center is adjacent to the tower, next to the parking level on HaAtzmaut Street and above it is a large terraced garden.
  • It contains computer-controlled smart elevators with four elevators for floors 1 to 14 and another four elevators for floors 14 to 26.
  • The lobby and two floors above it serve the Israel Ministry of Interior Affairs and are separate from the office floors.
  • Tallest skyscraper in Haifa from 2002.

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Location

15-A Palyam Street, 36 HaAtzmaut Street
33033
Yir Tachtit
East Haifa
Haifa
Haifa District
Israel

Technical Data

500.33 ft
450.13 ft
370.14 ft
12.14 ft
11.42 ft
131.23 ft
128.71 ft
29
3
1999
2002
9
$50,000,000

Involved Companies

acoustics consultant, construction company, cooling installation, elevator consultant, elevator supplier, formwork supplier, owner, project management, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Public parking is available