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Boerentoren KBC, Antwerp

Boerentoren KBC - Antwerp, Belgium
Boerentoren KBC
Schoenmarkt 35, Antwerp, Belgium 2000Map
Eiermarkt & Meirbrug
Neighborhood: The old city
Overview

The Boerentoren, or Farmers' Tower, was built specially for the world exposition, which was held in Antwerp in 1930. On a site which had been bombed in the war, one of the first US-style skyscrapers was erected with a façade consisting of art-deco elements. The original tower was 87.5 metres high but after restoration in the seventies, when the whole building was transformed into office space, it reached its current height of 97 meters. The name of the building refers to the farmers' co-operative, which was the main investor of the original project. The tower is currently leased by KBC, one of Belgium's largest banks.

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  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Tram: 2, 7, 8, 15,
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