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Jury Gusev
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« on: September 15, 2017, 07:34:27 am »

Dear Antwepren residents.
Just founded in Google map vew that my and my seamenís friends favorite hotel - International Zeemanshuis is destroyed!
I stayed many times in this hotel in 90-s and beginning of 2000.
What happened and why hotel demolition?
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 03:07:59 pm »

Demolished in 2013.  The Dutch-language Wikipedia has an article:
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationaal_Zeemanshuis_(Antwerpen).

On the demolition is says something like:

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In 2004, the city of Antwerp launched a major re-evaluation project for the Schipperskwartier. In the district, they had struggled for years to reduce prostitution and criminal commercial practices. The Falconplein-Zeemanshuis zone was a crucial leverage project. Although the city council wanted to maintain the existing Internationaal Zeemanshuis in the design, the concept of the German-Dutch design agency Rapp + Rapp was selected, which firmly opted for the demolition of the Internationaal Zeemanshuis. Despite numerous efforts by national and international heritage organisations, action groups and neighbourhood committees, the building was demolished in 2013.

There is a new one now, supported by the ITF:
http://www.zeemanshuis.be/
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 12:51:44 pm »

Thank you, Davidships.
What a pity!
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