During October, the Boerentoren underwent a series of captivating developments and discoveries.
A significant progress was the restoration planning of the facade elements, which had endured damage in the fire incident of August 2022. The fire had left the joints between the natural stones discolored. To ensure a faithful restoration, meticulous selection and assessment of samples were conducted to accurately replicate the original.
Further investigations during the month led to the uncovering of previously unrepaired damage, which dates back to World War II. The damage to the connection of the steel beams and facade column will be professionally repaired.
Additionally, routine maintenance activities such as steel structure repairs and asbestos remediation continued as part of the ongoing efforts to ensure the structural integrity and safety of the Boerentoren.
Works in the Boerentoren during September revolved mainly around some jaw-dropping demolition works, and we’ve got photos to prove it! This month’s program also included floor formwork, various measurements, concrete casting and steel repairs.
August was an exciting month in the Boerentoren! For instance, the famous vault room was completely dismantled. The vaults and safe doors were all transported to a storage area to prepare the remaining spaces for renovation. Additionally, various roof and floor works were once again on the calendar this month.
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The new developments in the Boerentoren took another interesting direction with the dismantling of the famous vault room of the former KBC bank. Additionally, a number of floors were also redone and, as usual, asbestos remediation remains on the agenda.
This year we celebrated The Belgian National Day by having the Third Paratroopers Battalion (Dutch: Derde Bataljon Parachutisten) rappelling the Boerentoren and draping the Belgian flag from the iconic skyscraper. As always, we could not let this special moment go by without having our photographer capture the most spectacular moments from the event.
Works in the Boerentoren are ongoing. Various remediation works and the demolition of several floors were once again on the calendar this month.
Another exciting month in the Boerentoren with our photographers capturing several interesting developments on camera, such as the application of Polyasim and the conduct of various smoke tests.
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The team in the Boerentoren is still busy with the removal of asbestos, the construction of floor slabs and other developments. Various quality inspections and smoke tests were also on the calendar this month.
This month, our photographers once again visited the Boerentoren to capture the current state of events. Several floors and more asbestos were removed, and various quality inspections were carried out on different levels of the tower.
The works in the Boerentoren continue slowly but steadily. On multiple levels of the tower, various walls were demolished, new floors were laid, and further asbestos removal was carried out.
Check out the latest state of affairs through the lens of our photographers!
The works in the Boerentoren have resumed since the winter holidays, and the team is currently continuing the removal of the floor slabs and asbestos. In addition to these projects, new floors have been installed on various levels of the building.
As usual, our photographers have been on-site to capture the current situation.
Last week, the new architect and design of the Boerentoren were announced to the public. None other than leading architect Daniel Libeskind and his studio were selected to transform the iconic Boerentoren into a new public cultural hub where visitors can enjoy spectacular art exhibitions, a sculpture garden, a bookstore and a breathtaking panoramic view of Antwerp.
In order to give the Boerentoren an additional, monumental allure and make the preexisting spaces functional again, the new design provides the necessary logistical solutions for proper circulation throughout the tower as well as the essential layout for the future gallery spaces by integrating two new elements to the already existing construction: the Crown and the Prow. The Prow will incorporate elevators and stairs to transport visitors to the top while guaranteeing stability, providing an ecological ‘lung’ and daylight to the rest of the structure. Additionally, the Crown will allow for a 360-degree panoramic view of the city to all visitors, celebrating the tower and its surroundings. Furthermore, an auditorium, a sculpture garden, and plenty of room for a culinary experience will be included in the new program of the tower.
The new design functions as an armature for the tower, marrying art, functionality, ecology, and structure while preserving the original construction and its steel skeleton, ultimately resulting in an intricately intertwined compound of elements that are part of the same equation. This exceptional project will transform the Boerentoren into a public and educational centre where visitors can feel at home and enjoy art, architecture, nature, and the city of Antwerp.
Another month, another selection of images from the Boerentoren. Meanwhile, several floors will continue to be remediated, and other relevant works will be carried out. Floor slabs will also be removed and stripped for the next few months.