Hôtel de Ville, Town Hall Tower

The tower was constructed together with the Town Hall in 1402 - 1404. The original Gothic pyramidal spire was replaced by a Late-Renaissance spire in 1627. The height of the Town Hall from the bottom of the arcade to the top of the spire is 64 meters. A weather-wane - the figure of an old warrior called Old Thomas was put on top of the spire already in 1530. Old Thomas kept watch until 1944 when it was hit at the time of the March bombardment. Old Thomas is now exhibited in the Citizens' Hall of the Town Hall. The burnt spire was reconstructed and a new copy of Old Thomas erected in 1952. In 1996 the spire was renovated and the third Old Thomas figure was put on top of the spire.

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