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Sign: Tel Aviv - Heritage Sites in Israel - Water Tower on HaHashmal Street

HaHashmal St 14, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל חברת החשמל
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל העיר תל אביב

מגדל המים
אדמות אזור זה נרכשו לאחר מלחמת העולם הראשונה. עשרים דונם מהן העבירה עיריית תל-אביב לרשותו של פנחס רוטנברג, מייסד חברת החשמל, אשר הקים באתר את תחנת הכוח הראשונה בארץ ישראל, שהופעלה ב-1923.

בצד הבאר הגדולה, אשר שימשה להשקיית הפרדסים, הוקם ב-1925 מגדל מים שתוכנן על-ידי משרד המהנדסים גוט-ברמן, והשקיף אל עבר דרום תל-אביב ומזרחה. המגדל שוכן בשכונת המגורים שנקראה אז "רמת השרון".
בקומתו הראשונה נפתחה חנות מכולת שכונתית, ולאחר שנים שימש המקום כבית-מלאכה של מפעל המים העירוני.

מגדל המים שוחזר על-ידי חברת החשמל, במסגרת פעילותה הקהילתית, בשיתוף ה"מועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל" ועיריית תל אביב-יפו ב-1999.
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The sign is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The picture of the tower was taken that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Israel Electric Corporation
Ministry of Culture and Sport symbol
The symbol of the city of Tel Aviv

Water tower
This land was purchased after the First World War. Twenty dunams were transferred by the Tel Aviv municipality to Pinhas Rotenberg, the founder of the Israel Electric Corporation, which established there the first power station in Israel, operated in 1923.

On the side of the large well, which was used to irrigate the orchards, a water tower was built in 1925 designed by the engineers’ office, Gut-Berman, overlooking the south and east of Tel Aviv. The tower is located in the residential neighborhood that was then called Ramat Hasharon.
A neighborhood grocery store opened on its first floor, and after years the place served as a workshop for the municipal water plant.

The water tower was restored by IEC in the framework of its community activities, in cooperation with the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality in 1999.

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