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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #1141
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Agree, but there were some exceptions like Central Station in Warsaw, Katowice or even East Station in Warsaw to mention just few of them. They all just went into disrepair and total negligence and some very amateur improvements in all these years. All tree stations I mentioned were recently renovated or rebuild almost completely like in Katowice. They look way better, like in the time they were build first time...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:40 PM   #1142
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In my opinion it looks very well. Times of big stations for small cities like 65.000 Leszno are over. Beside, it wasn't that much bigger judging from pictures above.
Judging from the pictures it's the same building after recladding so the size is probably the same. It seems that they replaced most of the glass with some pannels, probably to lower heating costs as cheaply as possible since it's not like glass is out of fashion...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #1143
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It's the same building, only rebuilt, IMHO in wrong way.

There aren't many examples of buildings in mid-century modern style that are only renovated, but each of them look pretty cool, as they have really big potencial and still fit with actual trends. Actually it's not what this thread concerns, but I would recommend doing some research. It might cause real interest, like in my case. Just take into account Warsaw Central Station - after some renovation works it has shown how it's cool, altough formerly became hated.

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I guess that only those photos show that station that way, but it certainly looked really modern, more than nowadays.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 12:17 AM   #1144
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I agree that the one from the 70' wasn't that bad, but it wasn't great either, just an average building like many others, I don't feel like there was a reason to keep it like that. Not that the new one is a masterpiece, but it's fine IMO.
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In my opinion it looks very well. Times of big stations for small cities like 65.000 Leszno are over. Beside, it wasn't that much bigger judging from pictures above.
Leszno may not be big, but the train station there is quite busy actually, it's in the B Category, which means there is 1-2 million passengers a year:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor..._rail_stations
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Old January 5th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #1145
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These statistics are from 2005. It has changed a lot since then. Much more people do travel by cars nowadays.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #1146
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Well, then it would decrease in most cities so it's still one of the busiest stations :P
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Old January 8th, 2015, 10:18 PM   #1147
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Old January 8th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #1148
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Fantastic new station. If only Warsaw were able to get something of similar quality and aesthetics instead of the bulky Centralna.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #1149
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bulky Centralna?
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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #1150
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Fantastic new station. If only Warsaw were able to get something of similar quality and aesthetics instead of the bulky Centralna.
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bulky Centralna?
Oh, no! Here we go again
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Old January 10th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #1151
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bulky Centralna?
Yes, the bulky-looking Warszawa Centralna station, which hardly looks any better (at least on the outside) after the renovations a few years ago. That roof is just awful-looking, IMHO.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #1152
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I honestly wish you less ' bulky ' stations in Canada, but take your hands off from that piece of shit/very good mid-century modern architecture.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #1153
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I see some people are quite sensitive about Warsaw's train station. There is no need to take it personally, it's not like I called your sister 'bulky.'
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #1154
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I think Central Station is quite airy and modern actually. I used to hate it too when it was dirty, especially the labyrinth of underground passageways...and functioned poorly. Now it's clean and is getting ready for more sprucing up. Don't mind the urban planning too much as long as the land around it or at least to the east gets developed. Still hate the modernists sense of space.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:45 AM   #1155
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Well I visited Warszawa Centralna and it looks very good IMO. It is whole Warsaw that starts to look really good finally.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #1156
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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #1157
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Renewed Świdnica Miasto railway station:
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Rok po otwarciu dworca Świdnica Miasto wreszcie zakończono wszystkie prace remontowe.

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Old January 14th, 2015, 12:36 PM   #1158
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #1159
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Progress of the construction of new Lodz Fabryczna central railway station

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Old January 17th, 2015, 12:49 AM   #1160
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