Friday, September 21

Skyline I


While I was waiting for the Queen to ride her Golden Coach last Tuesday, I made a picture of this very classical view of the skyline of the city, showing 3 of the highest towers of The Hague:
1. The Hoftoren (142m) from Kohn Pedersen Fox is the highest tower of the city; it houses the Ministery of Eucation, Culture and Science. Due to the open shape of the top it is commonly called "the fountain pen" (de vulpen).
2. Castalia (104m) designed by Michael Graves, where you can find the Ministery of Health and Sports. Due to its two peaks, it is nicknamed the "boobs of The Hague" (de Haagse tieten)!
3. The Zurich Tower (88m) from Cesar Pelli is dubbed the "lemon squeezer" (de citroenpers). It is home to several major multinational companies including Shell, ING Bank, Nationale Nederlanden and Agip.

2 comments:

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice shot & great info!

don said...

net als rotterdam verzint den haag altijd erg leuke bijnamen voor gebouwen.