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Old Posted Sep 22, 2007, 2:14 PM
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AMSTERDAM | The Rock | 298 FT / 91 M | 24 FLOORS

Name: The Rock

Architect: Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects

Height: 91m / 298ft

Floors: 24

Use: Office

Construction period: 2006-2008
















Some photos I took during the last few weeks:







It is slowly making an impact on the skyline (that's the view from my living room window)

     
     
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2007, 2:16 PM
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wow,unique. the contruction photos make it look very woggly wobbly
     
     
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Very Unique. I like it. The indents and overhangs make the construction look like the floors are sloped.
     
     
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This buiding rocks! (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.) Seriously, this is an awesome building, and I can't wait to see the façade once it's installed. Please post more pics with progress! Thanks!
     
     
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Cool! It's going to look like a mini-mountain when done.
     
     
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Very interesting facade.

Anyone else notice the Alexander Calder sculpture from Chicago in the render?

     
     
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Very interestnig to say the least. I like it.
     
     
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I LOVE it! I want something like this in Denver and call it the Rocky Mountain Tower
     
     
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Wow that is an intresting design. Very kewl. The exterior will be fun to watch as it goes up...

     
     
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Anyone else notice the Alexander Calder sculpture from Chicago in the render?

I was thinking the same thing...wonder if it is some kind of reference I am missing out on?
     
     
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While I find it visually interesting, i have to say I'm not entirely a fan of it. I prefer smoother designs.
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Thats a nice cluster forming... is that in the city centre?
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Very nice, but isn't the Amsterdam office market still very saturated? I remember the office market was so saturated 2 years ago, that they had to convert empty new office buildings into student housing.
     
     
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I will take some new photos during the next few days. The cladding has already reached the 8th floor.

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Thats a nice cluster forming... is that in the city centre?
No it's in a district called Zuid, about 4-5km south of the city centre. I don't think highrises would ever be allowed in the Amsterdam city centre.


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Very nice, but isn't the Amsterdam office market still very saturated? I remember the office market was so saturated 2 years ago, that they had to convert empty new office buildings into student housing.
Not really. Both the residential and the office markets are booming and Amsterdam is full of cranes.
     
     
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Huge update from today. The core you can see next to 'The Rock' is the UN Studio Office Tower (see the rendering below)



















     
     
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