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60 Years of the Lijnbaan (2013)

60 jaar Lijnbaan

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Lijnbaan in Rotterdam, a book about the first pedestrian shopping street in the country has been published. The book contains an interview with Robert Winkel, a contribution that resulted in part from the Lijnbaan projects recently completed by Mei.

Initiated by author Astrid Aarsen, the book examines the Lijnbaan’s past and present. Aarsen also collaborated with the Rotterdam documentary photographer Jerry Lampen (winner of the Silver Camera twice and the World Press Photo).

The book includes personal stories about the Lijnbaan by twenty Rotterdammers, among them descendants of the first 66 shopkeepers, residents, architects, contractor, owners and also a youth worker.

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