MAS Museum: Antwerp, Belgium

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Architects Neutelings and Riedijk alternated between red
sandstone from India and glass panes to give this riverfront museum a
distinctive look that’s modern even as it recalls the 16th-century
storehouses used in Antwerp’s old port. The connection to the city is in the
details as well: if you look closely at the 203-foot-tall building, you’ll see
3,185 silver hands, the symbol of Antwerp. The vertical “boulevard”—a series of
elevators that follow the glass spiral of the building—provides sensational new
views of the harbor and rooftop from every level and leads to the rooftop, open
until midnight.

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MAS Museum: Antwerp, Belgium

Architects Neutelings and Riedijk alternated between red
sandstone from India and glass panes to give this riverfront museum a
distinctive look that’s modern even as it recalls the 16th-century
storehouses used in Antwerp’s old port. The connection to the city is in the
details as well: if you look closely at the 203-foot-tall building, you’ll see
3,185 silver hands, the symbol of Antwerp. The vertical “boulevard”—a series of
elevators that follow the glass spiral of the building—provides sensational new
views of the harbor and rooftop from every level and leads to the rooftop, open
until midnight.

Svenneman [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/s7nn3/4811901975/

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