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"Set The Bar Sky-High"

Rotterdam's Witte Huis was the continent's first skyscraper, built in 1898. Standing ten stories tall and 43 meters (147 feet) high, this Art Nouveau building may seem modest by contemporary standards, but was unique at the time of its construction - Europe's very first high-rise. The glazed-brick exterior is tastefully embellished with sculptures and mosaics typical of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Its unprecedented height, inspired by American office buildings, spurred the industrial culture that characterized Rotterdam in the early 20th Century. One of the few original structures to have survived the bombing of Rotterdam on May 14, 1940, the Witte Huis is recognized as a National Heritage Site and is protected by UNESCO.
Geldersekade 1, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3011 WG
"Set The Bar Sky-High"
Rotterdam's Witte Huis was the continent's first skyscraper, built in 1898. Standing ten stories tall and 43 meters (147 feet) high, this Art Nouveau building may seem modest by contemporary standards, but was unique at the time of its construction - Europe's very first high-rise. The glazed-brick exterior is tastefully embellished with sculptures and mosaics typical of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Its unprecedented height, inspired by American office buildings, spurred the industrial culture that characterized Rotterdam in the early 20th Century. One of the few original structures to have survived the bombing of Rotterdam on May 14, 1940, the Witte Huis is recognized as a National Heritage Site and is protected by UNESCO.
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