Height of Planned Jerusalem Tower Ordered Cut by 57 Meters
Jerusalem officials have ordered Eden Tower, a planned mixed-use skyscraper adjacent to the city’s main outdoor market, to be reduced in height to 108 from 165 meters. The ruling was prompted by public opposition that said the tower would mar the skyline and was incompatible with the city’s master plan. Work on the $125-million pyramid-shaped structure, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, is set to begin in the coming months. “The reduction in height will have little, if any, impact on the scale of the project as the upper level was largely ornamental in nature,” said Yigal Levi, of Studio Yigal Levi, the Jerusalem architect working with Libeskind on the project.