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Centre International Rogier

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Identification

Centre International Rogier
Martini Tower, Tour Rogier
108923

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Structure in General

skyscraper
demolished [destroyed]
modernism

Usages

residential commercial office theater/opera

Facts

  • The demolition cost was 5.45 million euro.
  • In 2001 this became the tallest building to ever be demolished in Europe.
  • The building was demolished at a rate of one floor per week.
  • This was the tallest high-rise in the Benelux, until surpassed by Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren.
  • This was the tallest building in Brussels, until it was surpassed by Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren.
  • This ground floor area of this building was about 60000 m².
  • The building was considered an icon of the Golden Sixties in Brussels. Numerous famous people like Eddy Merckx and Marlène Dietrich were guests in the tower.
  • The building has been replaced by Rogier Tower.
  • Demolished in 2001 after years of neglect.
  • A giant revolving Mercedes star sign was located on the roof of the tower. When the building was demolished, Daimler demanded its destruction and proof of destruction despite the fact that several companies had offered to buy the star.
  • The foundations were 20m deep.
  • It is estimated that about 25,000 m³ of concrete was demolished.

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Location

Place Charles Rogier / Karel Rogierplein
Place Charles Rogier / Karel Rogierplein
1210
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region
Belgium

Technical Data

383.86 ft
383.86 ft
383.86 ft
30
1958
1960
2001

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