South Tower

The South Tower (French: Tour du Midi, Dutch: Zuidertoren) in Brussels is the tallest building in Belgium. It is 150 metres (492 feet) high and has 38 floors and also 3 basement floors, with 11 lifts. It stands next to the Brussels South Railway Station. It was built between 1962 and 1967. It was reclad in 1995-1996 with unitised glass panels using double glass solarbel silver. The building can accommodate about 2,500 office workers.

The tower was constructed for the Belgian Pensions Administration, which still occupies it today.

It was the tallest skyscraper in the then European Community and Western Europe until 1972, when it was surpassed by the Tour Montparnasse in Paris.

Coordinates: 50°50′16″N 4°20′15″E / 50.83778°N 4.3375°E / 50.83778; 4.3375


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