Millennium Tower (Rotterdam)

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Millennium Tower
Rotterdam, Millenniumtoren.jpg
Former namesThe Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam
The Westin Rotterdam
General information
StatusComplete
TypeCommercial offices
Hotel
Architectural styleModernism
LocationWeena 686-696
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°55′21″N 4°28′17″E / 51.9225°N 4.4715°E / 51.9225; 4.4715Coordinates: 51°55′21″N 4°28′17″E / 51.9225°N 4.4715°E / 51.9225; 4.4715
Completed1997 - 2000
Height
Antenna spire149 m (489 ft)
Roof130.8 m (429 ft)
Technical details
Floor count34
2 below ground
Floor area38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators12
Design and construction
ArchitectWZMH Architects
AGS Architecten
Structural engineerD3BN
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Main contractorBouwcombinatie Weena toren
BAM Bredero
Ballast Nedam IGB
Other information
Number of rooms230
References
[1][2][3][4]

Millennium Tower is a 35-story, 130.8 m (429 ft) skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands design by WZMH Architects and AGS Architecten. It was completed in 2000. The tower was built on Weena in front of the Central station. It is currently mixed use, containing hotel, apartments, offices and health studio.

Construction[edit]

The tower was originally designed to be built with hollow-core slabs, but close to building start the design was changed to incorporate the BubbleDeck system. This was the first time this new method was in use in the Netherlands, and also the first major project worldwide to incorporate this technique.

In spite of the late design change, the project was finished before time, due to a reduction in the erection cycles from 10 to 4 days per level, and a reduction in crane lift by app 50 percent.

When finished, Millennium Tower was the second tallest building in the Netherlands.

Construction features[edit]

  • Faster building time
  • Less flooring height due beamless structure resulting in two extra levels within original building height
  • The green credentials: Reduced the number of truckloads into central Rotterdam by 500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millennium Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ Millennium Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ "Millennium Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Millennium Tower at Structurae

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