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Old August 11th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #101
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who cares how boring it looks? you have south railway colosseum looking station so isnt that enough? i appreciate the "boring" look although they should build one that is really neoclassical french style like the Minhang people's court except as a train station kinda like the Parisian stations. That would be awesome!
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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:03 PM   #102
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Looks huge, but the design is very boring.
Yes, I agree.

Not very interesting design...
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Old August 11th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #103
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Great and beautiful station!!
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Old August 12th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #104
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That station kinda reminds me of the new train station that currently opened in Germany.

Anyways a station that huge in front of the old airport is quite odd.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #105
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The old airport is going to be renovated and the design will be similar to the train station.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #106
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You didn't read the last line huh.

"Currently, the largest passenger transport railway station in Asia is Beijing West Railway Station, covering 510,000 square meters, which began operation in 1996."
Whoops. I also find the station a bit understated.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #107
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what you see on the renderings is NOT the old Honquiao airport terminal building.
The old one is on the opposite side of the runway.

But that fact makes my impression about the design of the new one even worse....

Damn it, Shanghai is building asias biggest railway station, and then it looks like that

Whos the Architect? ECADI, als always in shanghai???
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Old August 12th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #108
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Not too much impressive in terms of design
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Old August 12th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #109
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Sometimes I am glad to see some functional and sorber design without much "WOW" effects. If every building has to have that "WOW" effect, it will get boring very fast.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #110
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Actually although the design may seems less than spectacular for some it appears quite functional to me and has some open space and either hotels or apartment buildings. I think that it is a bit early to judge without seeing more detailed renderings. Having an intergrated railway station and airport is obviously smart planning for the future given that in a decade or so there will be a nationwide HSR network and the skies will be already overcrowded.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #111
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Hub's Size

Is this station really the largest station in Asia or is it Asia excluding Japan?

This is because some Shinkansen stations in Tokyo and Yokohama seem bigger. Of coarse, I'm not sure about this but based from my gut feeling, it seems smaller than the really big ones you'll see in Tokyo and Yokohama.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #112
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Is this station really the largest station in Asia or is it Asia excluding Japan?

This is because some Shinkansen stations in Tokyo and Yokohama seem bigger. Of coarse, I'm not sure about this but based from my gut feeling, it seems smaller than the really big ones you'll see in Tokyo and Yokohama.

How big is Japan? How big is China?
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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #113
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Nagoya station in Japan is currently the largest, but it appears that this new one in Shanghai will be almost three times as large.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_station

The world's busiest train station, in terms of daily passenger throughput, is Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan. Ikebukuro Station, just minutes away, is the world's second-busiest.

The world's largest train station, in terms of floor area, is Nagoya Station in Nagoya, Japan (410,000 square meters). However, the Nagoya Station complex incorporates two office towers and an underground shopping concourse, so the railway terminal itself is not large in comparison to others. Shinjuku Station is the second largest. In terms of platform capacity, the world's largest train station is Grand Central Terminal in New York City, USA.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #114
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Incredible project!!!
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Old September 4th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #115
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a render it will be nice
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Old September 4th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #116
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Nagoya station in Japan is currently the largest, but it appears that this new one in Shanghai will be almost three times as large.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_station

The world's busiest train station, in terms of daily passenger throughput, is Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan. Ikebukuro Station, just minutes away, is the world's second-busiest.

The world's largest train station, in terms of floor area, is Nagoya Station in Nagoya, Japan (410,000 square meters). However, the Nagoya Station complex incorporates two office towers and an underground shopping concourse, so the railway terminal itself is not large in comparison to others. Shinjuku Station is the second largest. In terms of platform capacity, the world's largest train station is Grand Central Terminal in New York City, USA.
Japanese railway stations and Chinese ones are totally different.

Japanese railway station is a city within a city in a sense.
(huge terminal with hotels and department stores, shopping malls, amusement arcades, various food courts.)

When I went to Shanghai Station a couple years ago, I was really surprised.
only the persons with a tickets are allowed to enter the station through the security check. The other people got ousted from the station by the security guards!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #117
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Is the west railway station poorly constructed and currently sinking because it was built on mud? I am worried about the train station since I found out that the train station would have a shortened life of Wikipedia. Why does this question remain unanswered?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #118
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I personally don't like it, but most Chinese do like it. Actually I quite like the pagoda part. That's what pagoda is for in my knowledge about the traditional Chinese architecture.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:47 AM   #119
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I actually do like the exterior of the Beijing West Train Station - sure, it's kind of kitschy, but the scale is just so immense that you can't help but be impressed when it looms up in front of you.

But I have one serious issue with Xizhan, one that fits quite well into the purpose of this forum - it's impossible to get to! If you're trying to get a train out of Beijing at around 6 or 7 pm, and you're unlucky enough to have to leave from the West Station, there's no good way to do that. Cabs will get horrendously stuck in traffic on the Ring Roads, buses are even worse, and there's no subway link to the station yet. As someone who has missed trains because of Friday rush hour traffic, I can say that the day when the subway line to the station opens will be a great one for the city.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:24 AM   #120
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I think you are right, fortunately subway line 4 will connect West station next year (2009).

The underground connection line between West station and Beijing Railway Station will be finished in 3 years. (as marked in map)

Let's wait and see...

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