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Euromast
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General information
Type Observation tower
Hotel
Architectural style Modern
Location Parkhaven 20
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′22″N 4°27′57″E / 51.906111°N 4.465833°E / 51.906111; 4.465833Coordinates: 51°54′22″N 4°27′57″E / 51.906111°N 4.465833°E / 51.906111; 4.465833
Completed 1958-1960
Renovated 1970
Height
Antenna spire 184.6 m (606 ft)
Roof 104 m (341 ft)
Technical details
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Maaskant, van Dommelen, Kroos en Senf
Engineer A. J. van Neste
R. Swart (engineer)
Main contractor Aanneming Maatschappij J.P. van Eesteren

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was built from 1958 to 1960 for the 1960 Floriade. It has been a national monument since 2010. To make the tower more stable, it was build on a block of concrete of 1,900,000 kg (4,200,000 lb). It has an observation platform 96 m (315 ft) high, and a restaurant. Originally, at 101 m (331 ft) tall, it was the tallest building in Rotterdam. Then it lost that position for a few years. It became the tallest again when the Space Tower was built on the top of the building in 1970. The Space tower made the Euromast 85 m (279 ft) higher.

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