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Old December 19th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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Most Beautiful Tunnel Entrances

Ok, let's see the most beautiful urban tunnel entrances in the world. I'll start with one, although to be honest, I'm sure we will find some more beautiful ones out there... So start posting.

My only hope here is that this thread doesn't turn into a "I'll post my cities tunnels" just because they're from your city. Please, only entrances that are of notable design, historical or modern and urban.

To start with, Budapest: from Scatts
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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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edit: sorry, i haven't noticed that it should be topic about urban tunnels

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Old December 20th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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I reckon the ICE tunnel between Ingolstadt and Munich is pretty cool looking. Can be seen on this video.

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Old December 20th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #4
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Whoa, I love the first one.

Didn't know tunnels could be pieces of art...
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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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'Galashan' 嘎拉山 tunnel in Tibet looks kind of unusual. It links Lhasa city to its airport (I hope this still qualifies for being urban):



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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:01 AM   #6
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Thanks, that first one in Tibet looks amazing. A bit "tacky" for my tastes, but I'm sure others may not think so, and it certainly is not a boring hole in the mountain thing.

I guess I should give up on the urban theme. The first two posts ignored it and posted countryside tunnels.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:25 PM   #7
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All tunnels are boring.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 02:13 AM   #8
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the galashan is amazing!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #9
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All tunnels are boring.
Thanks for your valuable input to this thread.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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wow, the tunnel entrance in Tibet is amazing
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #11
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Maybe not an entrance, but still beautiful:


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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #12
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Interesting, thanks for the post sapmi. What do the actual entrances look like?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #13
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I got a new one, and this is quite interesting. The old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg.

This is an actual and working road tunnel under the Elbe river. 426m long and opened in 1911.

What makes this tunnel so special is that cars must travel down a lift at either end to reach the tunnel, then drive to the other side and the opposite lift.

What makes it fit well in this thread is that it has one of the most interesting and beautiful tunnel entrances around - though somewhat unusual and possibly unique. I know there are a few pedestrian tunnels like this under rivers in Europe, mainly in the UK and of cause in Antwerp, but this is the only working road tunnel I know of like this (pedestrians can use it also)

The north entrance:




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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #14
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Interesting, thanks for the post sapmi. What do the actual entrances look like?
The entrances are nothing special at all.

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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #15
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This tunnel entrance isn't "beautiful".......unless you turn around:



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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:56 AM   #16
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Yosemite valley? Probably I went throught it 14 years ago.

I have also a special entrance, not urban.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:00 AM   #17
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Yosemite valley? Probably I went throught it 14 years ago.
yep.
it really is beautiful.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:11 AM   #18
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That tunnel in hamburg is ******* awesome.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:27 AM   #19
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That tunnel in hamburg is ******* awesome.
It is, and from memory it's free to walk through and well worth it. London has two similar tunnels where you take large elevators down but only for pedestrians and cyclists. I think there is also another one in the north of the country, and one in Antwerp, Belgium. Other than that, I can't think of any others in the world still open with the lifts. But Hamburg is the only which still allows car traffic.

I made a thread about this years ago, and can be found here with details of the others around the world:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=260018
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