Laeiszhoff building from The Trostbrücke (a bridge that spans the Nikolaifleet canal).
To this day the Laeiszhoff is the seat of the shipping company F. Laeisz, whose sailing ships - like the " Peking "," Passat "or" Prussia "- in the late 19th and early 20th century were considered the world's fastest.
The lower half of this building comprises of sandstone blocks and the upper part is brick. The diverse design of the facade is striking through the colours, oriels, stucco elements and other ornaments.
First there is the basement of light grey granite blocks. A cornice completes this floor. Then follow two floors, also veneered with granite, but instead of the light grey in a reddish brown colour. This is followed by two main floors and a lower attic floor. The third level of the façade was delimited with richly structured brick. The two main floors stand out because their large window niches extend over two floors. On the other hand, glazed and unglazed bricks alternate horizontally, which makes the building look multi-dimensional. In the roof area two small, square turrets can be seen and in between the sculpture of a poodle.
October 10th, 2019
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