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Finance Tower

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Identification

Finance Tower
State Administrative Tower
Tour Finances
Financietoren
108968

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
aggregate
curtain wall
blue
international style

Usages

governmental office
radio transmission tv transmission

Facts

  • In the original design the external concrete elevator core would have had a marble façade. However those plans were dropped because of the high cost involved.
  • The Belgian Ministry of Finance sold and leased back the building to the Dutch Breevast Holding Company for 27 years in 2002 for €200 million (US$262 million as of December 2004).
  • The building has more office space than any other in Belgium.
  • The antenna mounted on top of this skyscraper serves the two Belgian (Flemish and Walloon) national television stations, and used only for digital broadcast.
  • This antenna is an addition to the antenna of VRT Toren.
  • Two years in the making, a final agreement to renovate was signed in November 2004 with work starting January 1, 2005. The facade was replaced by a light blue and white curtain wall. External lifts were moved inside the building. The space lost by this move was compensated by a new 11-storey building.
  • The first part of the renovation involved stripping the building to its concrete structure whereafter all asbestos will be removed.
  • The original design (before reconstruction) had a helipad on its roof.
  • The renovated building provides office space for around 4,600 workers which represents an increase of around 1,400 spaces compared to the building prior to renovation.

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Location

50 Boulevard du Jardin Botanique / Kruidtuinlaan
Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 50 / Kruidtuinlaan 50
1000
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region
Belgium

Technical Data

570.87 ft
475.72 ft
288.65 ft
123.43 ft
36
1982
2008
700

Involved Companies

Marcel Lambrichs

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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