The Euromast is a tower in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The Euromast is designed by Hugh Maaskant and constructed between the years of 1958 and 1960, specifically built for the 1960 Floriade. A very important and popular structure of Rotterdam, this observation tower is in fact a listed monument since the year 2010.
Made from a concrete block of 1,900,000 kilograms (4,200,000 pounds) so that the stability is firm and also that the center of gravity is located below ground. The observation tower originally stretches up to 96 meters (315 feet) above ground with the very top being its “crow’s nest”.
As mentioned above, the tower lost its title of being the tallest building in Rotterdam to Erasmus MC in 1968 but then in 1970, Euromast regained the title after the Space Tower was added to the top, which then gave it an additional 85 meters (279 feet). This would make the current height of Euromast at 184.6 meters (606 feet).
In 2008 and in 2009, the observation tower hosted an extreme sports event which featured BASE jumping, allowing it to grow even more in popularity. If you are heading to Rotterdam and want to get an up close and personal look at this iconic site, then be sure to head up to the top and of course snap plenty of pictures from there and standing in front!
Euromast in brief
|Place||Center of Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Locally Known As||Euromast|
|Adult: 9.50 euro // Children: 6.10 euro // Seniors: 8.50 euro|
Did you know that until 1968, it was the tallest building in Rotterdam and then reclaimed its title in 1970?