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White House - Witte Huis in Rotterdam

White House - Witte Huis in RotterdamThe White House was one of the few buildings that survived the bombardment in 1940, which destroyed the city completely. When it was built in 1898, the White House was the first high-rise building in Europe. At that time buildings where constructed with traditional bearing walls. Because of this, the walls at the cellars are 1,4 m thick. Towards the top, where they bear less weight, they are 40 cm thick.
With a height of 45 m, this 11 story building was very popular with the locals. They enjoyed a beautiful view from the platform on the roof which was open to the public.

View location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


What happened to my comment here? Amazing building... ;)