S04 city marking - Polyhymnia
In 1990 the city of Groningen celebrated its 950th anniversary and a contemporary city gate was placed at each main entrance road of the city to mark this.
Architect Daniel Libeskind developed these city gates. At the Friesestraatweg is a city marking that is considered a monument of Groningen’s industrial past. Artist Thom Puckey created a distinctive Groningen factory chimney, which in the nineteenth century were often found at brickyards, strawboard and potato flour factories throughout the province. In the late 20th century many of these factories were closed down, as represented by the bronze branches growing out of the windows.
9718 NW Groningen