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Old March 4th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #141
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Cool tower but what i do not understand is why it's build so far from downtown Ghent?
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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #142
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I just wrote a lengthy explanation for that 2 posts before yours...
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Old March 5th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #143
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I just wrote a lengthy explanation for that 2 posts before yours...
I dont know how I managed to read over that post :p.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #144
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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #145
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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #146
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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #147
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Eerste 2 foto's genomen van op een bus, 3e foto genomen van aan de Quick

De toren echt toch echt wel mooi strak, de tuin vind ik ook mooi, al is het wel jammer van die hekkens. Al is dat ook begrijpelijk..
En hoe het zit met de blauwe verlichting weet ik niet echt, op deze manier oogt het in elk geval een beetje vreemd. Van aan de andere kant zie je bijna niets in het blauw. Soms staat de schuine flankstreep ook blauw verlicht, maar zondag dus niet.


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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #148
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Thanks Mike, you beat me to it


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Ghentinel by Peter Keyngnaert (pkeyn), on Flickr
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MG tower - KBC Arteveldetoren Gent Ghent Gand Belgium by metamorphoses, on Flickr
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #149
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Delightful landmark for the Ghent Region.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #150
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Cool tower but what i do not understand is why it's build so far from downtown Ghent?

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Despite the relatively close railwaystation and a slow tramway connection the site is indeed very suburban and car-orientated. Density for the whole district is quite low.
I think it's overall a missed chance for Ghent. It's nothing more than an upgraded suburban office park with some planned towers, Ikea, and in the futur even worse: a theatre and shops that should be in the city center.

This office tower between a motorway offramp is nothing urban for me.

I would like to see more urbanity, more residential and a faster and more performant lightrail connection with the railway station and the city center.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #151
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'Wings' (just completed) accounts for 117 apartments. The field between Ikea en Xpo is next in line. The Take Off-project is attracting buyers as we speak. In two years time, the lightrail tracks will become a loop. The totality of lightrail 1 has been renewed up to the city center. And a retailer the size of Decathlon has NOTHING to find in the city center. The movie theatre is going to be an additional smaller theatre for people that don't live in Ghent, the people that now take their car downtown to go watch in the Decascoop

Even worse..
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #152
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:52 PM   #153
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The movie theatre is going to be an additional smaller theatre for people that don't live in Ghent, the people that now take their car downtown to go watch in the Decascoop

Even worse..
Strange vision on urbanity. Movie theaters should be in the city center and people should be encouraged to come over there with public transport.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:40 PM   #154
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Very nice tower, but a bit out of place in this industrial park. They should have build it in the citycenter instead.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:08 PM   #155
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Strange vision on urbanity. Movie theaters should be in the city center and people should be encouraged to come over there with public transport.
I meant people from Sint-Denijs, Drongen, Destelbergen, Evergem, even Geraardsbergen, Sleidinge, Deinze, Gavere... You know what giant influence Ghent has on the west of Flanders. Do you think you would go out for a night out with the kids by public transport if you lived 1 hour away from the movie theatre? Do you think our public transportation can handle such traffic? It's struggling at the moment, and I take the train a lot.


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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #156
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not completed yet?
They're doing the decoration inside now. Should be totally finished at the end of june/july, if I remember correctly.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #157
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Update: The official logo of KBC has replaced the MG Tower logo.

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