City marking S10/ Cruoninga

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.

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Architect Daniel Libeskind developed these city gates. The tenth sign is in the city centre, on the Martinikerhof churchyard. This is where until 1672 the Sint-Walburg church was located and the city marking is on the spot of a former well. This is why philosopher Paul Virilio designed the sign in the shape of a point, the corners of which indicate the other nine markings on the outskirts of the city. The designer states that modern people require a central point to be able to dream and this well could be just that.