Structure in General
- The original design incorporated a spire that would have taken the height to 172m/563ft. Once construction had begun, both the architects and owner decided that the building had enough size and presence without the mast, so it was omitted. Had it been included, the spire would have established Hoftoren as the tallest building in the Netherlands.
- The design, chosen through an international competition, features a single tower and low bar building clad in vertical slabs of light sand coloured stone.
- The Hoftoren tower is the centrepiece of the city's urban redevelopment near the Central Station.
- Tallest tower in The Hague upon completion; overtook Castalia. it was surpassed in 2012 by both Ministerie van Justitie and Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken.
- The tower has been recognized with multiple awards, including the 2005 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence and a 2005 Merit Award for Architecture by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings