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Architect Libeskind welcomes Boerentoren controversy

Architect Daniel Libeskind has been entrusted with giving the Antwerp Boerentoren a new lease of life.  A crown and new shaft full of glass and greenery will be added to the existing building that is also being given a fresh destination.  The iconic art deco tower used to be full of offices, but will now be transformed into a  public space for art.

Libeskind’s plans, which still need to be finalised with the authorities, have come in for criticism.  The Polish-American architect welcomes the controversy saying this shows the people of Antwerp care deeply about the edifice.

 

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