New owner
- January 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 1

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New owner


The KPN Tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has been handed  over by Real I.S. to its tenant, the Dutch telecommunications company KPN, after which the building is named. The property, which belonged to  the Real I.S. BGV IV special AIF portfolio, is situated at the foot of the Erasmus bridge in the Wilhelminapier peninsula part of the city. It has been a major influence on architecture in the area since being built in 2000. Recent extensive modernisation of the tower has included the removal of its lower three floors and a 2,800 square-metre expansion, allowing for a new auditorium that can host up to 250 people. The façade lighting has also been updated with dimmable multi-colour LEDs, adding a visual art element to Rotterdam’s city skyline. The 18,500-square-metre high-rise building was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano.

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