The layout of the Lijnbaan, which separates shops and apartments, paved the way for a new concept of urban living: high-rise blocks arranged around green courts.
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.
Late 1953 newspapers announced that the famous Hilton Hotel Organization decided to build a hotel in Rotterdam.
On the 18th of May 1966 The Doelen opens on construction day. The pinnacle of the first twenty years of post-war reconstruction.
The Steiger Church was intended as a place of silence and contemplation in the bustling city centre.
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
Voormalig stationspostkantoor in Rotterdam van de gebroeders Kraaijvanger is nu rijksmonument
De garage van Ben Maltha (1916-?), een bekende motorcoureur (Nederlands kampioen 350 cc), zat al voor de oorlog in de Aert van Nesstraat.
The head office of the Verenigde Spaarbank on Botersloot was badly damaged by the bombardment.