City Hall of Antwerp to celebrate its 450th anniversary in 2015, on the eve of a major renovation
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    City Hall of Antwerp to celebrate its 450th anniversary in 2015, on the eve of a major renovation

    On February 27, 2015, the City Hall of Antwerp will celebrate its 450-year anniversary. The anniversary will be celebrated with a series of activities in and around the prestigious building which will then undergo a major 10-year long renovation and restoration project. The estimated budget for this project is between 20 and 30 million euros. The Renaissance and Gothic style building is beginning to show its age is no longer fully adapted to modern requirements.

    For now, the city has selected five teams to develop a restoration and redevelopment plan. The selected project will be included in an exhibition planned for late February.

    Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)