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Opera Tower, Tel Aviv

Opera Tower, Tel Aviv

The Opera Tower is a fashionable edifice that has been turning most heads on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa boardwalk since the 1990s. Designed in 1993 as a purpose-built shopping center with residential apartments above, the Opera Tower stands 82 meters tall, has 23 floors, and is crowned with a big pool on the rooftop.

Its unique style, reminiscent of the Post-Modern architecture of the United States, created a massive change to the Tel Aviv boardwalk back in the day. The edifice stands in the place previously occupied by the old Opera House, operational between 1958 and 1982, that lent its name to the local square – Opera Tower Square.

In keeping with the opera theme, the exterior of the building features pointy arches, while its colonnade at the entrance is clad in gray marble slabs, reflecting the spirit of Post-Modernism. The shape of the residential part of the building is modeled on the letter 'R' and its floor area gradually decreases with the lower floors.

Nowadays, the building houses an exquisite boutique hotel.

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Sight Name: Opera Tower
Sight Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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