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Belfort met Stadhuis

Identification

Belfort met Stadhuis
253791

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
masonry
brick
limestone
applied masonry

Usages

city hall

Facts

  • During the siege of 1706, the wooden spire of the belfry tower was shot to pieces by cannon fire.
  • The great fire of 1694 destroyed the city hall, but the belfry tower itself was saved.
  • The belfry tower has an octagonal footprint.
  • In 1794 the complete building was severely damaged by the French. It took several decades before reconstructions took place.
  • The belfry tower was repaired in 1712 and a third floor was added.
  • The latest renovations date from 1930.

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Location

Grote Markt 1
8930
Menen
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

108.27 ft
108.27 ft
1574
1610
1782

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
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