IJzer Tower

• After the attack in March 1946, in which the IJzer Tower fell completely, reconstruction started in 1952. The works would take 13 years.

• The tower has 462 stairs, 3,000 m³ of reinforced concrete, and 350,000 Nelissen bricks.

• Safety standards did not exist or were not applied. There weren’t even any safety cables at a height of 80 metres. Miraculously, however, there were no accidents.

• Everyone earned €0.50 per hour.

Photo's: Stadsarchief Diksmuide 
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