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With a height of 63.45 meters, the Lange Jaap was for a long time the highest lighthouse in the Netherlands, before being replaced by the new lighthouse on the Maasvlakte. The Lange Jaap is still the highest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe. The construction of the tower began in 1877, the commissioning took place on April 1, 1878. The lighthouse has a sixteen-cornered basic shape and consists of bolted together cast iron plates with a total weight of 506,100 kilograms. Architect of the tower was Quirinus Harder. Since 1988 the "Lange Jaap" is a listed building (Wikipedia).
July 3, 2019
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