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Old July 2nd, 2006, 05:43 PM   #61
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Well, IMO this is a nice combination of traditional/modern architecture!
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 06:19 PM   #62
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It is...

I think it is 100% "Kitsch".

I don't like it.

But it is nice, if the Chinese enjoy it- they hav to see it every day.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 07:42 PM   #63
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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.
I agree with you to a great extend, but may I point out that there is no true or false for an opinion.

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Old July 2nd, 2006, 08:27 PM   #64
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The city of Beijing can actually be a nice museum of bad architectures, inferior construction materials and lousy workmanship..
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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.
Beijing is a big city, of course there are some bad architectures. but I am sure not only Beijing but other big cities around the world also have some bad architectures as well. I really donot think that one professional architect only keep his eyes on those bad architectures.and in a very impolite way to blame people. it seems just you graduated from university and have an analytical thinking.
The city of Beijing can actually be a nice museum of bad architectures, sure this is your personal professional opinion.

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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.
Nobody will attack you. but everyone has their own opinon and they have right to speak it out ,of course in a polite way.

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Old July 4th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #65
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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.

Lolz!! You're banned that tells alot about you. Try handling others comments with less negativity, it'll make you look a lot better. Your above comments doesn't really show you're a "professional" at all. A professional will accept others opinions and views, you're simply arrogant and stubborn, uneducated and classless. Go figure.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #66
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God those new red locomotives looks so ugly, they look like freaking buses. I still prefer the old green ones, they just looks so much more powerful and imposing like a locomotive should.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #67
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New Updated pics of this station








































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Old July 11th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #68
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More pics:







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Old July 11th, 2006, 07:17 PM   #69
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thanks a lot, thats just crazy.....and you see stations like that in whole china popping out of the ground...... where do they have the money for that??????

And as if it wouldnt be expansive enough...here some more:


Optimal path for maglev line
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07-11-2006 10:41
A route has been announced for the much hyped Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line. The new line links both Pudong and Hongqiao Airport to the World Expo Garden, and as well as to the train station. It will be 20 kilometers longer than the original 175 kilometers.

The modified path starts from Longyang road station and goes to the World Expo Garden. It then crosses the Huangpu River to arrive at the Shanghai south train station. The line then divides into two branches. The north line goes straight to Hongqiao Airport, while the south line links to Jiaxing and Hangzhou. A minor return line from Hongqiao Airport stretches eastward along Zhongchun road, before rejoining the main line. Not date for the start of construction has been set.

http://www.cctv.com/program/bizchina...1/100981.shtml
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Old July 11th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #70
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thanks a lot, thats just crazy.....and you see stations like that in whole china popping out of the ground...... where do they have the money for that??????
These cost much less than in Europe, and the Chinese government nowadays do have loads of cash to invest in infrastructural projects, which I think is important to the advancement of the country's economy.

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I wish they will place enough bins logically around the waiting halls, so that everyone has a chance to put place his/her litter if he/she so wish! I visited Shanghai railway station (the old one) last month, and found a lot of litter on the floor, further inspection revealled that there just isn't any rabbish bin in the waiting room! Not to mention if the people will always throw rabbish into bins..
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Old July 11th, 2006, 08:58 PM   #71
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thanks a lot, thats just crazy.....and you see stations like that in whole china popping out of the ground...... where do they have the money for that??????

And as if it wouldnt be expansive enough...here some more:


Optimal path for maglev line
Source: CCTV.com
07-11-2006 10:41
A route has been announced for the much hyped Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev line. The new line links both Pudong and Hongqiao Airport to the World Expo Garden, and as well as to the train station. It will be 20 kilometers longer than the original 175 kilometers.

The modified path starts from Longyang road station and goes to the World Expo Garden. It then crosses the Huangpu River to arrive at the Shanghai south train station. The line then divides into two branches. The north line goes straight to Hongqiao Airport, while the south line links to Jiaxing and Hangzhou. A minor return line from Hongqiao Airport stretches eastward along Zhongchun road, before rejoining the main line. Not date for the start of construction has been set.

http://www.cctv.com/program/bizchina...1/100981.shtml

Cool so the Maglev will go to this circular station? Sounds nice but I haven't seen any pics indicating so like the Maglev tracks. A maglev in this station would look so nice.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #72
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shanghai does it again..fantastic
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Old July 19th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #73
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great update
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Old July 19th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #74
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I love the station. I dont know why exactly but the roof and the whole design is sort of chinese type. Much like the Wonder of the Chinese in Age of Empires II lol. Does anyone who played the game remember it?
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Old July 19th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #75
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I love the station. I dont know why exactly but the roof and the whole design is sort of chinese type. Much like the Wonder of the Chinese in Age of Empires II lol. Does anyone who played the game remember it?
OH! The Chinese wonder was the Tien Tan(Temple of Heaven) if I remember it correctly, this one right?
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Old July 20th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #76
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I was at the Shanghai Nanzhan Station last week taking a train to Hangzhou. The station was reaaaaaaly cooool. It does not have the feeling of a train station at all, more like a space travel station. Too bad I did not have time to take any picture as I had to rush to my train.

What really diasppointed me were the trains. It was like a time machine going from 2006 back to 1986.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #77
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******* fantastic !

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Old July 20th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #78
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OH! The Chinese wonder was the Tien Tan(Temple of Heaven) if I remember it correctly, this one right?
Yes, that's the Tiantan Temple in Beijing.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 10:58 AM   #79
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@ yello Perillo: is nanzhan staion the official name of it, or is the official name shanghai south railway station?

Does anybody have information about the planned honquiao traffic hub? Any rumors?
I heard it will be much bigger thatn Shanghai south railway station.....
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@ yello Perillo: is nanzhan staion the official name of it, or is the official name shanghai south railway station?

Does anybody have information about the planned honquiao traffic hub? Any rumors?
I heard it will be much bigger thatn Shanghai south railway station.....
Shanghai Nanzhan is the official name in pinyin. South Station/ Südbahnhof/ Gare du Sud is the English/ German/ French translation of Nanzhan.

I have not heard much about the redevelopment of Hongqiao, but I have seen on Shanghai TV that the Maglev and a metro line will be connected to Hongqiao.
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