I saw this statue just at the side of the Maritime Museum is Rotterdam and did not think much of it. It resembled all the other abstract statues strewn all over the place. I later read that the statue represents the lost heart of Rotterdam. In 1940, the city was destroyed in a span of 10 minutes because of Hitler's aerial bombing. I think post independence, Rotterdam retrieved its dignity in style but the statue stands as a reminder of a war that should never have happened!