Demolition POST Rotterdam in the picture

12 May 2022

In Rotterdam, the former post office is being redeveloped into a hotel with a new residential tower. The developer of the project is Omnam Group and Pieters Bouwtechniek ​​​​​​ provides the constructive advice.

POST  Rotterdam  is a national monument and one of the few remaining historical buildings in Rotterdam. It is located on the Coolsingel next to the historic town hall. The apartment tower will be 150 meters high and will be placed on a 25 meter high table construction. The facades of the courtyard remain visible in this way  and as a result, a second beautiful hall is created next to the fantastic existing central hall in the monument.

The construction work surrounding POST is continuously monitored with a webcam. A timelapse (see below) clearly shows how the demolition took place. The result can be seen in the photo on the right.

Spectacular structure
The construction of the tower is spectacular. The table construction has columns (table legs) of 2.5 x 2.5 meters and a table top of 3.5 meters thick concrete. The tower above it has a concrete core, some transverse walls and a column structure up to the 43rd floor. Outside the main concrete supporting structure, architectural structures for balconies and a second outer wall are being made. Under the tower, a parking basement with a semi-automatic parking system will be made between the mighty base structures.

Image: FRP Productions

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