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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #101
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Very stylish I like
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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #102
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Athens is truly a modern and beautiful city !
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Old March 4th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #103
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so kitschy!
And this is a bad copy from the Erasmusbridge form Rotterdam in The Netherlands!
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #104
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so kitschy!
And this is a bad copy from the Erasmusbridge form Rotterdam in The Netherlands!
You are insulting Santiago Calatrava.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #105
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Is he? Come on, Calatrava is notorious for repeating himself among different cities.

(but still I would argue that the copy is finer than the original, a result of evolution probably!)
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Old March 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #106
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Is he? Come on, Calatrava is notorious for repeating himself among different cities.

(but still I would argue that the copy is finer than the original, a result of evolution probably!)
Erasmus bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel. Calatrava did not necessarily copy him. If you are to design a cable stayed bridge with a single, asymmetrical pylon, it will look more or less like that. Anyway, I am happy we have it in Athens. It is an unusual embellishment in one of the city’s entrances, namely the one you use when you come from the airport.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #107
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Erasmus bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel. Calatrava did not necessarily copy him. If you are to design a cable stayed bridge with a single, asymmetrical pylon, it will look more or less like that. Anyway, I am happy we have it in Athens. It is an unusual embellishment in one of the city’s entrances, namely the one you use when you come from the airport.
Exactly, I quite like it.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #108
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so kitschy!
And this is a bad copy from the Erasmusbridge form Rotterdam in The Netherlands!
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Then, Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam is a copy of some Calatrava bridges made in Spain between 1985 and 1991.
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Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #109
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At last, 4 years after the completion of Monastiraki metro station in line 3, the vaulted bed of ancient river Eridanos has been exhibited to the public. Here are some pics I took today.















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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #110
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very beautiful.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #111
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BRILLIANT!
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Old March 26th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #112
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very nice metro, cool pics
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Old March 26th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #113
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wow...It looks beautiful! More like some museum! Very original
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Old March 27th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #114
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Great, the vaulted bed of the old river!
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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #115
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I' d like to add some things here...

Athens Metro is run by 2 companies:

HSAP: www.isap.gr responsible for line 1

Attiko Metro: http://www.ametro.gr responsible for lines 2 and 3

In these sites you will find the most accurate and up to date info about Athens Metro System!!!

Also here is a map of the whole system:


The new section of the line 3 (blue) Monastiraki-Egaleo will be operational by the start of May 2007. Also the extention of line 2 (red) from Ag. Dimitrios to Elliniko (old Athens airport now turned to exhibition hall) is currently being constructed. The works on the extension from Egaleo to Piraeus are under way...

A future metro line 4 Tralleon to Maroussi passing by the center of Athens is still under discussion....

Finally the 2nd largest city of Greece Thessaloniki (1 mil inhabitants) is finally getting its own metro system which will be completed around 2013. For more info see the site of attiko metro

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Old April 14th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #116
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The above map of Athens metro is not the latest version. For an update on the existing lines and the current projects have a look at http://www.ametro.gr/main/project/de...p_big_down.jpg
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Old April 17th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #117
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Nice Maps.
And nice to see Thessaloniki also getting a metro!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #118
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some videos from the Athens Metro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgCppVw5KKs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVHk4J3tNk4
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #119
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Pictures from Lucretius (stadia.gr)

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Old May 7th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #120
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By the way, those escalators in the above pictures, leading from street level to the vestibule of Ambelokipi station, are the longest in the system, covering a height of 12.5 meters. Planners chose deliberately not to construct longer escalators so that passengers do not become claustrophobic.
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