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Is that a Neo-Art Deco design?
 

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People, when looking at this tower, keep in mind that it was built in 1933! :bash:

Also this tower was built to be a library for the University of Ghent, it was meant to be a symbol of knowledge, wisdom and science. The tower was placed so strategically that at all times of the day, the sunlight came in perfectly.

The library counts 26 stories, stores about 2,500,000 books and has 2 big readinghalls.

Even at present the building is unique because of its modernistic style, soberness, elegancy and functionality, which fits perfectly in the historical skyline of Ghent.

Also keep in mind that that the architect drew every single detail of the tower: that means windowprofiles, floorpaterns, furniture, architecture,...

A great deal of the architects plans didn't become reality because of Worldwar II and the financial problems that came with it.


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I rate it 9/10
 
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