Euromast facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEuromast
|Antenna spire||184.6 m (606 ft)|
|Roof||104 m (341 ft)|
|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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View from the Euromast in 2012, with the Erasmus Bridge on the left
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