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The Boerentoren is a historic tall building in Antwerp, Belgium. Constructed between 1929 and 1932 and originally 87.5 m high, it remains the tallest building and the second tallest structure of any kind in the city . At the time of construction it was the second tallest building in Europe by roof height .

Designed in Art-deco style, the Boerentoren is one of Europe's very first tall buildings. The Boerentoren remained the tallest in Belgium until 1960, and is currently ranked 21st tallest in the country. In 1954 the tower was extended with an antenna which reached to a total height of 112.5 m . In 1976, the roof of the tower was raised by 8.3 m , and the current roof height is therefore 95.8 m . The building was designed by Jan Van Hoenacker.


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