Built before WWII this was the highest building in what was the most important street outside the Old City about 1km away. The tower sticking up from a large building housing a hotel,conference centres and a library is opposite the famous 5 star King David Hotel - where in 1947 Jewish Stern Gang blew up the west wing of the then 3 story building used then by the British Officers Club before Palestine became Israel. YMCA tower can still be seen from the Old City but the King David Hotel -now 5 storey as well as other buildings of the New City of Jerusalem make this incongruous tower seem less significant then it must have been originally.
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