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Architecture: The new Rotterdam

The heart of Rotterdam was completely destroyed in 1940 when World War II began. After the war, it had to be rebuilt completely. This provided architects with wonderful opportunities.
The Hofplein ('Court square') is dominated by glass, steel and concrete. Slender office towers, among the highest buildings in the Netherlands, rise up from the heart of the city. Although these buildings can't even begin to compete with the skyscrapers in the US after which they were modeled, the style is essentially the same.

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  • Written Sep 2, 2002
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