Facebook’s Israel division is expanding its office space in Tel Aviv, having leased three floors in a new complex on the city’s Rothschild Boulevard. It will hold 35, 000 square feet of space there.
The company’s Israeli employees will now be based at 22 Rothschild, a 28 floor tower in the heart of Tel Aviv. The building boasts floor to ceiling plate glass windows which let in natural light. The private and public spaces are meticulously designed down to the last detail and create an office tower of timeless luxury. There are six elevators, including two glass ones that offer views to their passengers.
The building is capped by a penthouse duplex on its 26th and 27th floors. The penthouse holds 2, 700 square feet of space and, according to the owners, is the only commercial office space of its kind in Israel. It also offers a large outdoor terrace.
The entranceway is adorned with a large atrium, with 67 foot high glass walls. From the website: “The atrium epitomizes the essence of the project, the fascinating encounter been old and new, yesterday and tomorrow, uncompromising luxury and authentic Tel Aviv. Designed by architect Orly Shrem, the atrium invites visitors to enjoy the private business space and offers the right setting for meetings, whether its splendid café or in one of its intimate seating areas.”
The office complex includes the adjacent landmark Bachar House, which was built in 1922 by Yehuda Magidovitch. That newly renovated structure will also be used for office spaces.
22 Rothschild is a joint venture between the LR Group and the Aviv Group.
In other Facebook Israel related news, a 17 year old Malaysian high school student could be sent to jail simply because he liked a pro-Israel Facebook page. The teen’s teacher reposted his “like” with a comment saying how ashamed she was that one of her students could do such a thing.
The boy has since said that he “liked” the page in question by mistake.
In a sillier story, a group has posted a satirical Facebook page which lists fake notes that it claims were taken from the Kotel, where people from around the world leave messages to God. Unfortunately, no one explained to the Western Wall’s Rabbi that this was meant as a satire and so he believed that the notes were real.