A Jew from Poland, Abraham Tuschinski (1886‒1942) departed for the United States, but only got as far as Rotterdam. In 1911 he opened his first cinema, Thalia, on Coolvest.
In the Bouwcentrum, professionals and interested parties could go for exhibitions and objective information about building and living.
On the 18th of May 1966 The Doelen opens on construction day. The pinnacle of the first twenty years of post-war reconstruction.
The Euromast of architect Maaskant is in 1960 a symbol of progress, after the extension with the space tower in 1970 it remained the highest building in Rotterdam
De Heuvel was an initiative by the CHJ, an organisation that offered spiritual and social training to secondary level pupils, students and working youths.