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The Boerentoren (English: farmers' tower) is the second tallest building of Antwerp (after the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). It measures 97 meters and was the first skyscraper of the European continent, remaining the highest until the 1950s. The construction of the building was completed in 1931 and was 87.5 meters high back then. Due to restorations it now measures 97 meters. The building is in Art-deco style and was designed by Jan Van Hoenacker.



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