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Old June 4th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #41
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To be honest I'm disappointed. I remember the renderings from a couple of years ago and they gave the impression that this station was going to be much bigger and more impressive than it is.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #42
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This station is amazing
Are there many electric lines in China??
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Old June 5th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #43
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When I was in high-school my teacher told our class that the Chinese were the cleanest prople in the world: they washed six times a day.

Having subsequently been involved with a few Chinese in my time, I'd have to say, even though they didn't quite live up to the description of my history-master, they certainly cleaned my place up a lot. They certainly contributed to the water-bill!

The guys might spit in the street, but imho, there are some rather dirty stations in the US of A ...
You've got a point here. Chinese people like to maintain their homes but they obviously care less in the public..

And, I bet the Chinese you talk about are girls, not boys
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Old June 8th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #44
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Old June 26th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #45
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Open on July 1!
Xinhua news:
1st disc-shaped railway station opens
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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #46
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This station is amazing
Are there many electric lines in China??
A lot of them are electified others are diesel powered locomotive type like N.America.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #47
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Open on July 1!
Xinhua news:
1st disc-shaped railway station opens

Cool! Can't wait to see pictures of the station filled with passengers and trains.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #48
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it is so cool..................
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Old June 30th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #49
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Old June 30th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #50
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But the interior of that station is boring!
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Old June 30th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #51
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wow that thing looks massive
are there some more interior shots?
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Old June 30th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #52
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Won-der-ful!
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Old June 30th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #53
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Old July 1st, 2006, 10:42 PM   #54
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I'm not too sure about the pagoda theme. It's a bit cliché.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 02:23 AM   #55
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Beijing West Station is a very good example of the glaring incompentence, stupidity and bad taste of China's bureaucrats and architects.

The city of Beijing can actually be a nice museum of bad architectures, inferior construction materials and lousy workmanship.

I know the above assessment will draw a stream of personal attacks from the Chinese. But truth must be stated as is, never sugar-coated.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:16 AM   #56
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This station is bloody huge. Doesn't Beijing have another nice modern station? Forgot the name but it looks like 3 half ovals sticking out from the ground.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:21 AM   #57
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Beijing West Station is a very good example of the glaring incompentence, stupidity and bad taste of China's bureaucrats and architects.

The city of Beijing can actually be a nice museum of bad architectures, inferior construction materials and lousy workmanship.

I know the above assessment will draw a stream of personal attacks from the Chinese. But truth must be stated as is, never sugar-coated.

Its true alot of Beijing's architecture is weird and some are badly designed but that doesnt represent entire Beijing's architects or its architecture, infact many are quite nice and elegant. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just because you think its repulsive doesn't mean others think the same way. Chinese culture is diffferent, their usage of elements and colors will of course different greatly than those of western cities or other world cities. China wants to be modern but not westernize don't get these things mixed up.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 01:20 PM   #58
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Its true alot of Beijing's architecture is weird and some are badly designed but that doesnt represent entire Beijing's architects or its architecture, infact many are quite nice and elegant. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just because you think its repulsive doesn't mean others think the same way. Chinese culture is diffferent, their usage of elements and colors will of course different greatly than those of western cities or other world cities. China wants to be modern but not westernize don't get these things mixed up.
zergcerebrates, you are such a clueless idiot!

Where in my post did I say anything about others?

I was stating my assessment as a professional. And you're making such illogical inferences (i.e. bullshit) about "beauty in the eye of the beholder" and "... doesn't mean others think the same way" etc from my posts.

Go back to high school and pay better attention in math and science classes. It will help develop your analytical thinking, at least to the level of a 16 yr old.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 01:52 PM   #59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by an architect
Beijing West Station is a very good example of the glaring incompentence, stupidity and bad taste of China's bureaucrats and architects.

The city of Beijing can actually be a nice museum of bad architectures, inferior construction materials and lousy workmanship.

I know the above assessment will draw a stream of personal attacks from the Chinese. But truth must be stated as is, never sugar-coated.
Actually, i dont think you would, as i know so many other people from beijing that doesnt like this station(include me and my parents). If they want to make it modern or classical why dont they just make it either this or that instead of something like a ancient temple stacked on top of an office building, they just killed everything. And this is not all, there was this mayor of beijing, and he liked to put a "disc" on top of buildings, so all the building built in his era had a "disc" built on top of it as though theres an UFO on the building. So embarrassing.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 05:31 PM   #60
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It could use an interior renovation but the outside is absolutely beautiful! I love it when buildings incorporate traditional architecture into a modern building.
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