S07 city marking


Noorddijkerweg 31
9734 AS Groningen
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In 1990 the city of Groningen celebrated its 950 th 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. By the Noorddijkerweg is a four hundred metre-long row of willows, all of which have been planted on one side of the canal and all of them are crooked because columns with metal wires in the canal warp their growth. This city gate was designed by choreographer William Forsythe, the trees of which symbolise dancing bodies that are shaped and changed.