South Tower (Brussels)

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South Tower
Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren
Tour du midi.jpg
General information
Type Government offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location Avenue P.H. Spaak/Europaesplanade
Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°50′16″N 4°20′15″E / 50.83778°N 4.3375°E / 50.83778; 4.3375Coordinates: 50°50′16″N 4°20′15″E / 50.83778°N 4.3375°E / 50.83778; 4.3375
Construction started 1962
Completed December 1967
Renovated 1995 to 1996
Cost BEF1.4 billion
Owner Belgian Pensions Administration
Height
Antenna spire 171 m (561 ft)
Roof 148 m (486 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 38
3 below ground
Floor area 85,630 m2 (921,700 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Michel Jaspers & Partners
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Tour du Midi (French) or Zuidertoren (Dutch), both meaning South Tower, is a 38-storey, 148 m (486 ft) skyscraper constructed between 1962 and 1967 in Brussels, Belgium. The tower is the tallest building in Belgium, and was the tallest in the European Union when built until surpassed by Tour Montparnasse in Paris in 1972. Tour du Midi stands adjacent to the Brussels-South railway station. The building was reclad in 1995-1996 with unitised glass panels using double glass solarbel silver, and it can accommodate about 2,500 office workers. It was built for the Belgian Pensions Administration, which still occupies it today.

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