Magna Plaza, Amsterdam Shop Building, Dutch Store, Shopping Holland, Retail Building
Magna Plaza Amsterdam : Dutch Capital Retail Building
Shoppingcenter Holland – Retail Development in The Netherlands
City centre shopping centre former post office
Date built: 1893-99
Design: Peters / Ruijssenaars
Magna Plaza Amsterdam
The building’s interior consists of a central hall with galleries on two upper floors, surrounded by arcades and crowned by a sunroof. The public function of the building was limited to the ground floor, while the rest of the building was only accessible to personnel of the PTT.
Location: just north of the main square – Dam Square, in the centre of the city
In 1987 the PTT announced that it intended to vacate the building and it was sold the next year for ƒ 7,5 million (about €3,2 million) to Larmag, a Swedish real estate developer, who intended to repurpose the building as a luxurious shopping mall. Maintaining and optimally using the monumental building was a main criterion. The construction started in February 1991.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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