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New city towers no competition to tall Dom tower

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UTRECHT – The new city hall towers of Utrecht will be the highest of its kind at 92 metres in the Netherlands but will not overtake the highest building of Utrecht. The Dom tower, dating from 1254 and 112,32 metres high, will keep its distinction as the tallest structure in the city and as the tallest church tower of the country. The city’s twin tower reached their highest point recently. Utrecht plans to concentrate all its scattered offices in the two towers, where it can house its administrative staff of 2500. The capital of Utrecht, the central Dutch province, is also named Utrecht. The city’s population has steadily expanded to over 300,000, triple the number of 1900. These new municipal offices are to be completed in 2014.