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As a native Amsterdammer is difficult to build a Rotterdam-page (although Rotterdam has an AJAX-street!). There is some controversy between the two cities (comparable to LA and San Francisco). Rotterdam is a working city where most activities are related to its harbour. Due to the destruction of most of the city center in WW2 the heart of the city was reconstructed and modern architecture is one of Rotterdam's strong points. Locally the city is known as "Manhattan aan de Maas" and there are plans to construct new tall buildings. The "White House" build in 1898 was the first European skycratcher topping 45 meters!
The WW2 destruction is symbolized in this statue made by Ossip Zadkine.
- Pros:Everything within walking distance
- Cons:Busy highways
- In a nutshell:Manhattan aan de Maas
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