The Destroyed City

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The Destroyed City is a statue in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is dedicated to the Second World War when the city of Rotterdam was heavily damaged by the war. The statue represents a distressed figure with its arms and head raised to the sky. The sculptures arms, legs and hands are in several directions, giving the sculpture a vast dynamism. The figure leans against a tree trunk, providing a balance for the six-metre-high colossus. The figure has a hole in the torso representing the destroyed heart of the city.

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The statue is situated in the city centre of Rotterdam. It is close to the ‘Beurs’ metro stop which is served by the A, B, C, D and E lines. The 21 and 24 lines stop close by.

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The statue is situated in a public space, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.

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  • The Destroyed City, 3011 EA Rotterdam, Netherlands
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