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Eshkol Tower

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Eshkol Tower
Haifa University Main Building


Structure in General

existing [completed]
composite structure
light brown brown
international style


university office


  • Tallest building in Israel outside Tel Aviv - Yaffo upon completion.
  • Similar to Shalom Mayer Tower in Tel Aviv, the transmission equipment atop the tower is an integral part of the tower.
  • Main building of Haifa University.
  • Constructed in a similar way to Shalom Mayer Tower in Tel Aviv, with the two cores on the narrow edges running before the rest of the building.
  • Named after Levi Eshkol (1895-1969), the 4th prime minister of the State of Israel.
  • Tallest skyscraper in Haifa from 1978 to 2002; surpassed by The Sail Tower.
  • First tower in Israel to use a curtain wall system.
  • The only building in Israel by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer.
  • The tip of the tower is 575 meters above sea level.
  • The tower has unique, slender proportions - 15 by 41 meters with each floor 540 square meters.
  • Initially intended by Niemeyer to be entirely of exposed concrete, the materials were changed by Prof. Gilad to steel constuction and curtain walls.
  • During extremely high winds the main entrance to the tower may be closed off.
  • The tower may sway up to 40 centimeters to cope with extremely high winds from both sides of Haifa Bay.
  • Tallest university building in Asia until 1989, when Kogakuin University, Shinjuku Building was completed. The tower is now Asia's 5th tallest university building with only Tokyo university towers taller. (Lomonosov Moscow State University Main Building is situated in Europe).
  • Haifa's tallest observation deck operates on the top floor. Nevertheless, it is not open to the general public.

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Haifa University Campus 31905
Ramot HaCarmel
Haifa District

Technical Data

334.65 ft
334.65 ft
334.65 ft
134.51 ft
49.21 ft

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
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