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Container Radar Tower – Rotterdam, Amsterdam

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NL architects of Amsterdam used shipping containers to construct a 70 metre high radar tower for shipping traffic in Rotterdam Harbour. The construction is also to be used as a viewing tower landmark.

The centre of the construction consists of a staircase core and elevator with a 5.5 metre concrete core to withstand natural forces. Unfortunately the project will not go ahead as nearby wind turbines would conflict with container structure.

It is though a good example of extending the usage-specifications of shipping containers with some appropriate architectural modifications.

[Via: NL Architects, DesignBoom]

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