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CaptionErasmus bridge Rotterdam ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe. Since 2004 Asian ports like Singapore and Shanghai have taken over its world leading position. In 2004 Rotterdam was the seventh largest port in the world in terms of containers TEU handled. On May 14 1940 Rotterdam was bombed by the German Luftwaffe on the last of five days of war in the Netherlands save Zeeland. The heart of the city was almost completely destroyed which Ossip Zadkine later expressed strikingly with his statue Stad zonder hart City without a heart. The statue is located near the Leuvehaven not far from the Erasmusbrug in the north of the city. From the 1950s through the 1970s the city was rebuilt. It remained quite windy and open until the city councils from the 1980s on began developing an active architectural policy. Daring and new styles of apartments office buildings and recreation facilities resulted in a more 'livable' city center with a new skyline. In the 1990s a new business centre on the south bank of the river the Kop van Zuid has been built. The White House survived the bombing campaign.
HeadlineHolland's 2nd city with largest port in Europe
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