High-rise to replace Tel Aviv's Lessin Theater

By MICHAL MARGALIT/GLOBES
May 26, 2011 16:46

TA Administrative Court rejects petition by local residents against the plan on corner of Weizmann Street and Pinkas Street.




Tel Aviv skyline

Tel Aviv skyline 521. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)

The Lessin Theater in north Tel Aviv will be demolished and a 25-storey multi-use high-rise will be built on the site, after the Tel Aviv Administrative Court rejected a petition by residents of the adjacent building against the plan.

The high-rise project was approved by the Tel Aviv Regional Planning and Building Commission in May 2009. The local residents said that the project at the corner of Weizmann Street and Pinkas Street was disproportionate to the urban fabric of the area, which mainly comprises of three-floor apartment buildings.

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The court ruled that the planning commission's decision was reasonable and proper and that there was no reason for the court to intervene.

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