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Chicago Blocks

The Chicago Blocks are an 81-meter-high 25-storey tower block in the Antwerp district, on the Left Bank (Linkeroever). The building is one of the higher buildings in Belgium. The Chicago block and the other blocks of the Europark were built in 1995 and the entire Europark is home to over 6,000 people. In 1995, the chicago blocks were sold as a well-upgraded neighborhood that was going to yield a lot in the future. But until today there are not many original admirers in the blocks, now it mainly serves as social houses and as houses for immigrants. In these blocks I went looking for the original residents who had stayed here since 1995.