Windows The building was originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 and was expanded in phases until 1932. The layout follows what would be expected for a bank with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor, and office space located on the upper floors.  Photo 7 of 14 in Formerly a Historic Bank, This Amsterdam Hotel Honors its Stately Roots