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Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren

Identification

Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren
108924

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
glass
curtain wall
dark blue
modernism

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • Reclad in 14 month with unitized glass panels using double glass solarbel silver.
  • Tallest building in the Benelux until surpassed by Gebouw Delftse Poort 1.
  • Tallest skyscraper in Europe outside Moscow and Warsaw, until surpassed by Tour Montparnasse.
  • The building was constructed to consolidate Belgium's national pensions service, which still operates from the building.
  • For the construction of this building, 5778 metric tons of steel and about 25 000 m³ concrete was used.
  • A maximum of about 2200 to 2500 employees can work in this office tower.
  • The elevators have a top speed of 4 m/s. It takes about 30 seconds to reach the top floor.
  • The base of the building is 7.1 m high.
  • This high-rise has no address referring to a street. Instead the exact address is simply the building's name in Dutch or French.
  • This is the tallest high-rise in Belgium.
  • A 30 m³ capacity water tank is located on the 29th floor and is accessible to the fire department.
  • The total cost of this building when completed was 1.4 billion Belgian Francs.
  • The width and length of the base are variable and smaller than the building: 25 m by 25 m at a height of 7.1 m and 27.6 m by 27.6 m at ground level.

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Location

Avenue P.H. Spaak/Europaesplanade
1060
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region
Belgium

Technical Data

561.02 ft
492.13 ft
485.56 ft
477.03 ft
465.22 ft
12.47 ft
126.31 ft
126.31 ft
38
3
1962
1967
1996

Involved Companies

building physics, developer, electrical engineering, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, general contractor, interior fit-out, security system supplier

1996

Groupe Solid

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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