The building of city administration.
In the end of the 20th century the government decided to start constructing the new building of city administration with a public library. Enormous snow-white edifice, projected by architect Richard Mayer, was soon renamed by the native into 'The Ice Palace' and professional in architecture call it 'The modern temple'. The building consists of the public library (it's the round part in the front) and two office buildings (there the most of Hague public services are located), between them you'll see the atrium. Primordially it was planned to make the atrium transparent, but security measures just brought it to nothing. The thing is that a lot of self-murderers try to finish their lives by jumping from the 11th floor, so it resulted in plenty of nets, revolving-doors and security-men.
Not far from the building of city administration and the Concert Hall Anton Philips and the Dance Theatre you'll see Spuiplein Square. There takes place a wonderful fountain, if we can say so: the water gushes just from the ground in different directions, managed by computer. It's a great joy to look how embarrassed the passes-by are, when the fountain starts working. The best place to watch at these funny situations is from the side of the building of city administration. On one of the two underground tram stations, located under Spuiplein Square, the permanent historical placard stand is placed. This station belongs to the tram tunnel, which was a lot disputed about (it took 10 years to build it and it cost almost 250 million euro).
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