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Leopold's Palace of Justice and its neighbourhood in Brussels.

The ' Merollen' neightbourhood at the Leopold's Palace of Justice location in 2013 is being a model of a modern area. During the years of the building of Leopold's Pace ' - 1861-1866- Merollen' was demolished
and a lot of inhabitants forced to abandon their houses. Many of them forced to move from their houses by the Belgian Government because the palace according to its design needed  floor area 26.000 square meters.
     Text/photography by Tzina Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.
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The renovation of the Leopold's Palace of Justice which is situated on the Galgenberg hill. It was built from 1861 until 1866 and has 8 courtyards, 27 big court rooms, 245 smaller court rooms and his level difference between the lower and the upper town is 20 meters.
The Galgenberg hill was chosen because of its highest level of the city.This location is in the immediate vicinity of the Marolles and rue aux Laines. To cover the difference in level the building is placed on a large terrace based from the streets of Wynants and Minimes.






The cost of the construction of Leopold's Palace of Justice in Brussels(1861- 1866) was around 45 million Belgian francs and is considered as the biggest construction in the 19th century.

The Leopold's Palace of Justice is exceptional building not only because of its architecture and style but also for its size.



                                       It's dome has 104 meters high and weighs 24.000 tons.











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