By hjarald

New Delft City Gate

How appropriate to find this landmark of the old City Gate for my 'New Delft Blue' daily journal.

Its called the New Delft City Gate and is an artists reconstruction - Cor Kraat - of the original building constructed in 1995. It looks like a three-dimensional graphic drawing, is based on the neo-classicist city gate from before the war. It symbolises a Rotterdam that is still a work in progress.  

I had never ever heard of this, but now I have you'll understand it just can't fail in my journal!

The original Delft Gate, constructed between 1768 and 1772 to a design by Pieter de Zwart was one of the most famous buildings in Rotterdam. The neoclassical building was the third port to have arisen on this spot. Rotterdam once had ten gates, but since 1856 the Delft Gate was the only one left.

Here's a vintage picture of the original building before WWII

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