Paris Quatres Ports
First a simple side-by-side comparison of Rotterdam and Paris
Notice the huge difference in density and notice the two cities similarity in size.
Watch what happens when you swap a part of both cities:
Finally here is Île Saint–Louis in the Seine in Paris at the same angle and size as the Radio Pier (Radiostraat) in the Merwehaven in Rotterdam.
I created the images as part of an online discussion about what to do with this part of the city and the apparent disinterest of city gouvernement in creating a comprehensive urban plan.
Showing the scale of this area compared to that of another city triggers a line of thought, by comparing it to Paris the value of the area changes completely.