Panurbana 051 IJ banks

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Panurbana 051 IJ banks

collage: 25  photos

format: 170 x 120 cm

Amsterdam 2021

The IJ used to be an offshoot of the Zuiderzee after the construction

of the Oranje locks in 1870 the influence of ebb and flow on the IJ disappeared.

The Westerdokseiland was created in 1832 by the construction of the Westerdoksdam.

From the 1920s, Westerdokseiland was used as a railway yard for Central Station.

The IJdock was constructed in 2011 with the court of justice (palace of Justice),

hotel and the office of the water police.

The colonial establishment was located here from 1911 to 2009.

After 1957 the building was used by the National Police in Water.

The Shell Laboratory used to be located on the Northern IJ bank,

with the Shell tower now the Amsterdam tower.

The Eye Filmmuseum was opened in 2012 and the Overhoeks district is being built.