Residents living near the Assuta neighborhood in Tel Aviv have lodged a formal objection to the planned building of a 38-story residential tower in their area, reports Yediot Tel Aviv. The residents say the 155-meter tower, which would contain 220 apartments, would destroy their quality of life by casting a gigantic permanent shadow and creating a powerful wind tunnel in their neighborhood. According to the report, the planned tower is the initiative of a coalition of businesspeople headed by millionaire US real estate developer Shaya Boymelgreen. Several months ago, residents signed a petition against the project and now they have lodged their formal objection with the District Planning and Construction Committee. In their objection, the residents say that before the project was ever discussed, the planners should have been made to conduct a study on its potential environmental effects and to come up with plans for infrastructure work that would be needed to integrate it into the area, including for transport, water, sewage, garbage disposal and electricity. No date was reported for any hearing.