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Witte Huis, Rotterdam

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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The Witte Huis or White House is a building and National Heritage Site in Rotterdam, Netherlands, built in 1898 in the Art Nouveau style. The building is 43m tall, with 10 floors. It was also the first hoogbouw (literally: high-rise building) in Europe. The building is listed as a Rijksmonument.ConstructionThe architect Willem Molenbroek designed the 10-storey building, at the time an unprecedented height in Europe. The site at Wijnhaven 3 is just 1 m above sea-level and skeptics claimed that the soft soil of Rotterdam would be unable to adequately support the building, so before construction could properly begin, 1000 piles were driven into the ground to support the building's weight. The building is constructed from iron and steel and concrete, and includes two thick interior walls which increase the building's strength. Unlike many other contemporary buildings of the time, wood was not a significant construction material due to the fear of fire. The building cost 127,900 Dutch guilders.It was also one of the few buildings in central Rotterdam to survive the German bombing campaigns of World War II.
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  • The White House is a type of restaurant grand café. Ideally located on the old port with a large terrace, gorgeously located right on the water. You are here away from the modern Rotterdam and back in time, but that is true only for the surrounding area and the décor and furnishings of the restaurannt, because menu, meal preparation and service are all 2016. Both inside and on the terrace offers a relaxing and cosy atmosphere.
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  • The Art Nouveau building "Het Witte Huis" the White House called, originated in 1897-1898. In its formative stages, one spoke even then by the daring Dutch architecture. Because the largest skyscraper in Europe was this building at the time. It has a height of 43 meters, and 10 plug-in works to present. At the time, this high-rise had to present a special feature. It was with a lift or elevator man said? equipped. Rotterdam was his time was already slightly ahead on the road. This good-looking building was luckily, rum, not destroyed in the war around 1940, and can so, today still be admired. As the former, daring architecture, it joins today, still, seamlessly into the modern architecture this century with a. Like a rock in the surf, this colossal edifice, acts and still has its special beauty from beam, and Rotterdam building architecture contributes with an eye-catcher, the modern. Each window on this building, built in a striped canopy for Sun protection. This effect otherwise cannot be seen on a large house facade classifies this House at first glance, as worth seeing. It wouldn't surprise me if it is the most photographed building in Rotterdam. But the White House is only many attractions which, seeing there are skyscrapers in the environment of this Art Nouveau - you have one the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful environment on the terrace outside the White House, the Museum Harbour, with a drink. .
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  • This tall building now used as a office building survived the war and was build in the late 1800's. You can take an elevator to the top and have a great view of the city 
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