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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #41
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This will become the second entrance to the station (as you can see it's not finished yet):
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Underground platforms

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Let's go up

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Central hall

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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #42
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Great station!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #43
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All congratulations.

Antwerp is one of the oldest and beautiful stations in Belgium, renewing it adding tracks under the station running under the city was a challenge. They did it and the result is not only super, it is stunning and astonishing! A real must see and live.

I love the details: colours, textures, shapes, finishings, you can see wheel of escalators, it is a real masterpiece of railway architecture that must be showed to areas like California creating new networks.

Congratulations again to Belgian Railways who have created a new diamond on the crown! With Ličge and Antwerp, Belgium has two incredible international level railway stations nobody can be ashamed of!

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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #44
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In my opinion:

Antwerp is the best railwaystation in the Benelux countries! It's combining old architecture with new!

Liege is the second best railwaystaion of the Benelux! It's an amazing modern design.

Keep on going Belgium...
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #45
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Some more pics of the second entrance (made by kristofke).

Still not finshed yet:














More can be found here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...733614&page=13
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #46
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #47
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Quote:
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In my opinion:

Antwerp is the best railwaystation in the Benelux countries! It's combining old architecture with new!

Liege is the second best railwaystaion of the Benelux! It's an amazing modern design.

Keep on going Belgium...
Agreed! Antwerp is simply stunning. I love the blend of modern and classic, still keeping it apart of daily usage. Marvelous station!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #48
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Perfect combination of old & new , a true landmark
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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:51 AM   #49
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I used to pass there every day (now only twice each week ), and it never ceased to amaze me

What I like most is the brickwork in the centre of the station. Due to that, the transition from old to new isn't that brute. The signalisation could still improve a bit, but I'm talking about details here. Any station with 4 floors (and some floors in between) is doomed to be slightly complicated when you first enter it.

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Old April 22nd, 2009, 09:27 PM   #50
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This is one of the projects Belgium, Flanders and Antwerp can be proud of.
One of the greatest, nicest, most stunning stations in the entire world! No doubt about that.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #51
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The station features in this promotional stunt for a Belgian TV-show, it's quite entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k

(Any reason why embedding won't work here?)
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Old April 25th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #52
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It's a real Youtube-hit!

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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #53
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The 'roof' has been cleaned:

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Old September 27th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #54
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The renovation/construction is now officially completed!

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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #55
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I LOVE this train station! It is my favorite in the world. Stunning.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #56
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ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR, BOTH THE RESTORED OLD PART AND THE NEW ADDITION !
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:42 PM   #57
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Great!!!! I was only once there in a train, and didn't had time to go off the train... from Paris to Amsterdam. A Shame...

The Belgians are working much better and harder than the Dutchies in the north. I hope the High-Speedtrain towards Rotterdam/Amsterdam is finishing up soon, so that Antwerp(en) gets more travellers and tourists. And Antwerp gets something back by that from the huge investment they did by building the Tunnel and Station.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:21 AM   #58
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When was that? Only some years ago, you wouldn't have passed Antwerp Central, you would have stopped at Antwerp Berchem, and taken the grand tour around Antwerp. Only in 2007, when the new tunnel opened, you would have passed at Antwerp Central station.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #59
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Maybe earlier in the nineties. Before the big renovation and extension started, international trains from Amsterdam to Brussels and Paris stopped at Central Station.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #60
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I noticed that there aren't any photos of the renovated exterior on this thread:

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This whole part, the two towers left and right and the lions, were replaced during that renovation, after they were removed decades ago.
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