The Hague Tower is a landmark building inspired by NYC famous Flat Iron Building. It’s the highest publically accessible building of The Netherlands. The building won the golden Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2007, because of it’s remarkable design and construction on a small plot of land, of only 30x35metres.
Offices and student housing are located on the lower floors. The top floors are reserverd for luxury rental apartments, business suites and the famous Penthouse restaurant. The Penthouse restaurant is Holland’s highest restaurant and offers stunning views on The Hague and far beyond. The views are so impressive because of the location of the building: set apart from the rest of the city, just outside the main city centre. A front-row seat experience.
On the 41 and 42nd floors there are outside viewing areas, including the city balcony which offers the best views.
The restaurant has special windows which turn into projection screens at night, changing the view to other cities or even underwater scenes.
The city balcony on the 42nd floor is Holland’s highest outside balcony, accessible to the public. The location of the tower, set apart from the other high-rise buildings in The Hague, gives visitors a truly unique view up to Rotterdam, Hook of Holland, Leiden and Zoetermeer. On clear days the airport tower of Amsterdam Schiphol is visible.
The Hague Tower was not constructed in The Hague, but simply pieced together at the spot. Located at a busy traffic intersection, there were no other possibilities for construction. The building is inpired by the famous NYC Flat Iron Building of 1902.
Three different entrances give students, business men, tourists and restaurant visitors access to the building.
The Penthouse restaurant on the top floor offers window projections, the view can be changed at night into anything from underwater scenes to the Sydney skyline.
From the observatory guests can take unique pictures of The Hague and the surrounding areas. You can spot the city centre, the small red light district, China Town, the town hall, Peace Palace, Scheveningen and follow the coastline all the way up to the entrance to the port of Rotterdam.
The city balcony is aligned with the Royal Palace of King Willem of the Netherlands.
|FACTS AND STATISTICS|
|Restaurant(s) Name||The Penthouse|
|How many Observation Decks/levels||3|
|Height of Observation Deck(s)||130 / 135metres|
|Height of restaurant(s)||135 metres|
|How many storiesr?||42|
|How many windows||Over 1000 in the whole building, the restaurant has 40 panorama windows|
|How many stairs to the top||650|
|How many years for construction||2 (Holland's highest prefab building)|
|Inauguration date||October 2007|
|Lift(s) capacity(ies)||5 lifts, 4 with a capacity of 15 guests each, 1 glass panorama elevator for 17 guests|
|Lift(s) capacity(ies) per hour||4620 when all lifts used at full capacity, upwards and downwards|
|Lift(s) speed (km/h||12|
|Max. people working on tower at any one time during construction||420|
|Maximum diameter of shaft||Plot of land of 30x35 metres|
|Minimum diameter of shaft||Plot of land of 30x35 metres|
|Name of elevator manufacturer||Kone|
|Number of lifts||5, including 1 glass panorama elevator|
|Number of broadcasting facilities||2|
Mr. Elwin Giel
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