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Old May 31st, 2006, 04:41 AM   #81
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No it isn't, Frankfurt and Leipzig is bigger, well even Zürich is bigger (350'000 pesengers/day and 26 tracks).
Please, read the post number 69!
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Old May 31st, 2006, 10:33 PM   #82
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all/luckyLuke ...

there are some Videos on the "youTube"-page ...

this is cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHIid...h=hauptbahnhof
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and that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdPPB...h=hauptbahnhof

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Old July 14th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #83
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Old July 14th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #84
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GERMANY | Railways

Here are a few pics of the new mainstation in Dresden (East-Germany) which is currently being renovated for around 200 million Euros.
Sir Norman Foster is the architect.







I find it difficult to find new pictures on this project, so if anyone has a link to more pics please post it.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #85
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Dresden's main railway terminus, completed in 1898 to a design by Ernst Giese and Paul Weidner, is one of the largest in Germany and one of the most impressive late-nineteenth-century railway stations anywhere in Europe. Linking Dresden with Berlin and Prague, the railway played a significant role in the citys industrial and economic growth in the first half of the twentieth century. During World War II, however, Dresden's station was severely damaged in Allied bombing raids. Wartime destruction was compounded in the post-war period by poor maintenance, so that the building finally reached a state where remedial conservation was required.

Faced with this crumbling structure, the practice was commissioned to undertake the renovation and expansion of the station as part of a wider masterplan to revive the surrounding area. The station redevelopment removes various additions and alterations made to the building over the last hundred years in order to restore the integrity of the original design. Circulation within and through the station has been rationalised and the design allows for the future expansion of the station by extending the barrel-vaulted roof over the outer platforms by 200 metres, providing a cover for the new high-speed trains, which are almost twice the length of the old platforms. The central tracks have also been pulled back in order to create a large open space at the heart of the building, which can be used as a market place, or for cultural events.

The first element of this redevelopment to be carried out is the reconstruction of the 30,000-square-metre roof, a task made more urgent by the degraded and unsafe state of the old steelwork. Originally the roof was partially glazed, but after the war it was covered with timber, admitting no daylight. The entire structure has now been restored to its original condition and sheathed in a translucent skin of Teflon-coated glass fibre. This new roof transmits 13 per cent of daylight and significantly reduces the stations reliance on artificial lighting. At night, light reflects off the underside of the canopy, creating an even wash of illumination throughout the station, while from outside the whole structure radiates an ethereal silvery glow.

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Old July 14th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #86
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Interesting, anyone know when completion is due?
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Old July 14th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #87
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I visited Dresden back in May. I did see a lot of construction, but didn't think it was such a huge project.





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Old July 14th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #88
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Looks awesome!! Dresden is going to be so beautiful!! The only thing they need to do is raze these shitty buildings around the shopping mall (which can be seen here on the right hand side...)
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #89
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Wow, that's gorgeous!
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Old July 17th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #90
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Thx for the pics Hkskyline.
I dont think it will be a very big project either. Its only 200 million, so thats actually less than what the renovation of the glass roof in Frankfurt HBF has cost.
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Interesting, anyone know when completion is due?
thats a good question. I think nobody really knows when its going to be finished.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #92
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The grand opening of the mainstation was yesterday.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #93
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completion in 2010! damn too long!
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #94
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It is going to be a much better and very nice station!
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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #95
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Wowwww Cool and nice station
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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #96
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is that really how its going to look like?
Right now, while the station was already inaugurated, the tracks on the side are not covered with membranes!
Will they be covered later?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #97
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Here are some new pics from the station:


http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Pro...6/default.aspx
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Old November 14th, 2006, 11:09 PM   #98
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I like how they combined the Old and the Modern Architecture, like the Glass Roof that is supported by these criss-cross Arcs from earlier times. Nice!
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Old November 18th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #99
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WOW! So cool! Reminds me of Riechstag!

What's the history behind the station?
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Old November 18th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #100
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Whilst I think Norman Foster is overrated as an architect, I'm very happy about this new station. Go Dresden!
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