Monument for all the people who have died during the second world war.
This is one of the few buildings in Rotterdam
which was not bombed in the war. This cityhal is developed by architect prof. dr. Henri Evers. He was also a professor in Delft
. The style is Beaux-Arts, because of the symmetry. The material is sandstone, this is easy to work with. They started building in 1914. On the 10th of August 1920 the cityhal was finished. The central hal in the building is ment to represent Rotterdam as a city of harbor and trade. In the arch of the building you see eight small windows, they represent Europe in glass, in those days the most important trade partners where: Great Brittan, Russia, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Roemenia. In the peak of the building you can read "Navigare necessare est" they have to sail. In the middle of the hall there is a statue, David with the dead eagle. (this represents Germany) the text on the statue says: Stronger by battle. You can also find a statue of General C. Marshall. Because of the 50 years anniversary of financial support after the war to rebuild Rotterdam. President Clinton revealed the statue. In the rooms upstairs you can find paintings of the former mayors who manage Rotterdam.