The "Oude Waag" in Amsterdam dates from 1488 and was origininally one of the city gates, the Sint Anthonie gate. When the city wall disappeared, the New Market was created around it and the weighing scales for the market were placed in the former gate. Today the building houses the Waag Society, an ICT research foundation working in the social and cultural domain, and there is a cafe/restaurant on the ground flour. My photo's are made two weeks ago.
This morning a saw a picture in the newspaper that the left tower in the front has been propped up because of the bad conditions of the foundations. The building is sinking and threatens to be torn apart, numerous cracks are the result. The city council says it wants to take all measures necessary, crisis or not.