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World Port Centre, Rotterdam

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World Port Centre is a 33-storey, 123.1m skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was commissioned by ING Real Estate Development. The building costs amounted to approximately NLG100 million. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is the main occupant of the WPC, using floors 2 to 19. Floors 25 to 28 are rented to Eneco Energie, floors 29 to 32 are built as conference areas and are commercially leased to Regus. The grounds also cover the Argentine steak-restaurant Gaucho's.As the building stands at the far point of the Wilhelmina pier it is built on, there is an excellent view of the surrounding harbours and city from the higher floors. The building is also an emergency centre, designed to deal with potential catastrophes in the port area and act as a coordination centre.Sir Norman Foster designed the 32-storey building. This British architect gained international fame with his designs for the London Stansted Airport, the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank in Hong Kong, the extension of the Reichstag building in Berlin and the 259m Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt. In 1992 he designed the master plan of the entire Wilhelminapier, where the World Port Centre is standing.
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  • Very nice when there of those mega large ships are you can make beautiful photo, s also a whole view skyline in the evening
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  • World Port Centre (WPC) is one of many modern buildings in "Kop van Zuid" complex. The location of WPC is at the far point of the Wilhelmina pier, WPC has 2 shapes, it's round shape on the water side ...  more »
  • Our cruise ship (NCL Getaway) docked here at this beautiful terminal. This has to be one of the best terminals in the world. Efficient, huge, and organized. It's near the city and easy walking distanc...  more »
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  • Good security
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  • Anyway a nice building, and also very nice staff/employees!
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  • beautiful office building with cosy restaurants in the neighborhood
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  • Fine parking under the building.
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