Drawing a Skyline

In january 2010 the city of Utrecht declared that the construction of the “Belle van Zuylen”, a prestigious skyscraper by architect Pi de Bruijn, which would reach 262 meters to the sky, was cancelled due to the worldwide economic crises. This skyscraper would mean the end of the historical domination of the Cathedral Tower. This domination had always been protected by the City of Utrecht and it’s high-rise vision of the town. This vision proclaimed the height of the cathedral as the standard for the city and should protect the domination of the Cathedral in the skyline of Utrecht.