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Het Strijkijzer II

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“Het Strijkijzer” in The Hague is a fascinating building and worth a second upload. The POV is a little further from the building and a little more from aside. The weather was excellent for a winter day, but the light condition rather difficult with a low and almost backlight position of the sun. But it gives the right atmosphere of a Dutch winter day.

The construction of Het Strijkijzer started in 2005. The construction site was a piece of land, measuring only 30 by 35 m (98 by 115 ft), on the edge of the Rijswijkseplein, an important infrastructural crossroad of The Hague, surrounded by heavy car and tram traffic. The contractor, Boele & van Eesteren, thus had to pay close attention to the safety aspect and to the minimising of noise and other nuisance. The lower floors were made of concrete poured on-site and the upper floors were completely constructed with precast concrete. Construction progressed with an average of two floors per week.

Het Strijkijzer was topped off in March 2007. In June 2007 the building was capped with a crown which was mentioned in the local news shortly after installation because in high winds it emitted a high-pitched whistling sound. Hoftoren and Prinsenhof Tower in The Hague have also had such problems because of the nature of their tops. In the short term, the problem has been alleviated by affixing 380 plywood sheets to the crown. A visually more pleasing, permanent solution to replace this temporary measure is being sought.

Make: SONY - ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 24 mm
Date Taken: 2016-12-20 13:34
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 4689 kb

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5344 W: 324 N: 9845] (38634)
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