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Hoektoren / Tour d'Angle

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Hoektoren / Tour d'Angle
Pijntoren, Anneessenstoren
247596

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Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • This guard tower was part of the first wall around Brussels, which had a length of 4km and was built at the end of 11th and the beginning of the 12th century.
  • This wall had seven gates and about fifty guard towers.
  • This tower stood at a corner of the ramparts and is therefore today called ‘corner tower’.
  • The tower was also close to the ‘Steenpoort’ gate, a prison for political offenders and criminals.
  • The tower is sometimes called after François Anneessens, Dean of the guilds imprisoned in 1719 in this prison close to the tower.

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Location

Boulevard de l'Empereur / Keizerslaan
Keizerslaan / Boulevard de l'Empereur
1000
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region
Belgium

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