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Matcal Tower

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Identification

Matcal Tower
HaKirya Tower, Defense Ministry Building
137296

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
white light gray light blue
modernism

Usages

governmental office
parking

Facts

  • Upon completion, a connection between Kaplan underpath and the tower's underground carpark will be ready to use.
  • Matcal Tower replaced the old 8-storey IDF command building, called Building-22; constructed in 1954.
  • The facade is made of glass, granite and aluminum panels.
  • There are 1286 offices in the building and 2400 doors.
  • A rooftop helipad is the most recognizable visual element of the tower, similar to Arison Medical Tower.
  • Fourth tower in Israel with a rooftop helipad. The fifth is situated only dozens of meters away; HaYovel Tower.
  • Every floor is divided into 50 offices with the most sought after were those facing the sea on the upper west wing.
  • 3 additional floors were added in 2000 to the original 14-storey plan.
  • The connecting oval core is reinforced to withstand high impact collisions of all kinds.
  • The project was constructed with 1.5 million shekels (US$400 million), the IDF received for vacating the Southern Kirya quarter.
  • Over the nights between February 3rd to February 15th, 2003, a pedestrian bridge was installed, connecting this building and the Azrieli Center=Azrieli Towers Mall]. The bridge was designed by the same architects of Matcal Tower.

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Location

127-133 Menachem Begin Road
HaKirya, Begin Road
City Centrum
City Center
The Kirya
Tel Aviv - Yaffo
Tel Aviv District
Israel

Technical Data

351.05 ft
311.68 ft
17
5
2000
2005
29
1,000
$150,000,000

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Features & Amenities

  • Helipad is available
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