posted by Bobby .
In the middle of the sixteenth century, Antwerp was a crowded, lively city; some hundred thousand people lived there. Disease, Plague, and fire took their regular toll; yet boom conditions prevailed. New houses, shops, and guildhalls were constructed, and in 1542 the city walls were expanded at great cost. The main point of the passage is whats?
I'll be happy to check what you think the main point is.