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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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ROTTERDAM | Coolsingeltower | 156m | 40 fl | Canceled

Coolsingeltower

Height: 156m
Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
Type: Office tower (World HQ "Robeco")
First pile: Q3 2008

This tower is part of the amazing construction boom in Rotterdam. In the exact heart of the city centre, this beautiful tower designed by French wizard Christian de Portzamparc will house parking, office space for Robeco and a new theatre. The entry is located at the most important boulevard of Rotterdam: the Coolsingel.

Rumour has it that just behind the tower, a 116m residential tower (also by Portzamparc) is planned. This is unconfirmed though.





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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #2
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It's different than other Rotterdam's towers.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:11 AM   #3
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Personally, I like the change. What's your opinion?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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Netherlands modern architecture just wonderful. mmmm can't wait to see Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague, Utrecht. And this new tower looks awesome
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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It looks great, congrats to Rotterdam and Nederlands
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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This tower looks okay, but I still can't get over that traumatic experience after the previous design of a 180 m. high tower had been cancelled.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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Personally, I like the change. What's your opinion?
This tower is freshness for Rotterdam and it could be new quality for this city. The design of it looks grerat.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:14 PM   #8
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Great tower. Love it.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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Great news and a great tower for Rotterdam.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:07 PM   #10
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Eventhough I'm happy with this new tower, I would have been happier if the former 185m plan was realised:

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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:17 PM   #11
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the 186m tall plan was alot better, but love the new one too! very urban
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM   #12
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I agree, but this design is much better. And we just have to wait. 200m is a long way to go...
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:16 PM   #13
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the new design look really good
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:01 PM   #14
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Rotterdam really is on a construction frenzy at the moment, I'm getting lost on just how many scrapers are being constructed/approved/proposed for the city.

The 180-200m proposal looks fine, but this design looks more striking and daring, I'm sure you guys will be getting a supertall in the near future.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:28 PM   #15
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I wish You supertall too. The name of this tower is funny- Cool|single|tower.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #16
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I like this new coolsingeltoren, but the other that was 185M was much better!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 07:37 PM   #17
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I wish You supertall too. The name of this tower is funny- Cool|single|tower.
Cool is the old name of this part of the city (even before it was within city-limits, around 1850), a "singel" is a waterway as seen in the picture below. And tower. Oh well. That's a 156 meter tall building.


Coolsingel around 1900
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Old September 21st, 2007, 07:41 PM   #18
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Old September 21st, 2007, 07:45 PM   #19
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Great project for Rotterdam skyline, the top will be striking!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 07:46 PM   #20
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Car traffic should be thrown away from Coolsingel now, by diging out the old canal. Rotterdam centre would be more cosy then.
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