Brussels courthouse to get makeover after 40 years in scaffolding


BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels’ Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros ($115.88 million) worth of renovations over the next 12 years, restoring one of the Belgian capital’s most iconic sites.

The Palace of Justice, the Brussels’ courthouse, is pictured in Brussels, Belgium August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The palatial building in neoclassical style, featuring towering statues of Roman writer Cicero and a 104 meter (340 ft) high dome, was completed in 1883, an emblem of the country’s rising ambitions on the international…



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