This Dutch Bunker Survived Various Wars, But Not a Team of Architects

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Don't get too sad over this 195-year-old bunker being sliced in half. There's 700 other bunkers nearby, which form the New Dutch Waterline that protected cities between 1815 - 1940. Now, it's an area for watery-playtime.

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Architects cut the bunker in half, and plonked a footpath down the middle, which turns into a jetty when it reaches the shoreline. I like how they didn't spoil the feeling of the bunker too much—it's not been modernized like so many old buildings, and barely spoils the surrounding landscape. Hopefully the nearby residents can get a lot of use out of it. [Designboom]

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If this were in America, not much would be left of the bunker... the path would have to be MUCH wider, along with the obligatory handrails.