Mostly, historic, beautiful buildings are replaced by modern, ugly concrete constructions. There are glorious exceptions as in the case of the building being the seat of the Ministry of Finance. His victim was a beautiful, over a hundred-year old tenement house that had to give way to the skyscraper that is today, together with the Guillemans station, a great example of modern architecture.wojnie architektonicznej
95 million Euro construction cost
118 height meters
These two buildings are an example that contemporary architecture, thanks to its beauty, can add glamor to the city. The Guillemans station is already considered the most beautiful, next to the station in Antwerp, in Belgium, maybe this skyscraper will also be awe-inspiring. May it be possible to build such great structures in the future, but without destructionofiarhistorical buildings.
Interestingly, the building is not owned by the Ministry of Finance. It only rents offices from a private investor (Fedimmo Company) for a period of 25 years. After this time, the Ministry will have the right of first refusal. The whole project is the work of the Jasper & Eyers Architecture architectural office in cooperation with Greisch. Paradis Tower is the tallest building in all of Wallonia.
Inland navigation, river port in Liege
Port Liege is not a compact object. It covers an area of 370 hectares, and it comprises 32 port areas scattered along the river Meuse and Albert Canal. Its main advantage is the excellent location in the center of the world's largest navigable network: the Rhine-Schelde-Meuse basin (20 000 km). Thanks to this, it offers easy access to the main ports of Europe:
Port of Antwerp (129 km) through the Albert Canal (immersion 3,40 m) - travel time 14 h.
Port of Roterdam (250 km) through the Julian Canal (immersion 2,80 m) and Meuse - travel time 24 h.
Dunkirk port through the east-west corridor - travel time 48 h.
The recent opening of the Rhine-Main-Danube route enabled vessels to travel through the West European network, making it easier for ship owners to access Eastern Europe.
An additional advantage of the Port of Liege is the proximity of the widely developed road and rail network as well as the eighth largest freight airport in Europe. Port Liege is ideal for loading, unloading and storing a wide range of goods: building materials, ores, bulk goods, chemicals, steel, and recently, thanks to the development of three-modal logistics, also containers.
Annually, the Liege port reloads 60 thousands of containers. Current investments are aimed at achieving the level of 200 thous. containers. One barge transports 106 or 156 containers. The success of river transport contributes to reducing the number of vans on the roads. 16 million tons of goods transported on the barges corresponds to the tonnage transported by 800 thous. vans.
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