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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #81
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Warzsawa Centralna is the best
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:41 AM   #82
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ATOCHA station, one of the train stations of Madrid
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I'm sorry but that is just so creepy.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #83
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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #84
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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #85
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More info and pix, Beijing South


The glass ceiling is outfitted with 3,246 solar panels to generate electricity. The structure spreads out like a ray or trilobite and covers 320,000 sq meters (3,444,450 sq. feet), more than the Beijing National Stadium's 258,000 m2. Its 24 platforms have the capacity to dispatch 30,000 passengers per hour or 241,920,000 a year. The 251,000 m2 (2,750,000 sq. ft) waiting area can accommodate 10,000 passengers.


www.wikimedia.org, www.chinadaily.com.cn


u/c, one of the world's largest indoor spaces:



http://images.beijing2008.cn, http://1.bp.blogspot.com



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Old February 16th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #86
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And I don't really like how Beijing South seems to un-integrated with the surrounding areas. It just seems like it's in the middle of a freeway or something, with off-ramps all around it. It just seems like it's more of a transfer station and no one would ever need to use the area surrounding the area because it looks like it would be difficult to reach as a pedestrian. Maybe when it's connected up to more subway lines, then it will be better. But for now it just seems like a station you would use when you're just passing through.
The main terminus into the city centre is the Beijing Central station, which is much more accessible by foot, and right on one of the main avenues. Beijing is like Paris or London, the new main termini being on the periphery of the centre eg Kings Cross-St Pancras, Waterloo, Paddington, whereupon one would transfer to the subway or bus for the centre proper.

Unlike North American cities where there's just one or two terminals in the centre, these cities have several termini catering to North, S, E, W of the centre, and the routes out to those directions across the country.

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Old February 17th, 2009, 01:04 AM   #87
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this list of stations make Newsweek irrevelent.
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The glass ceiling is outfitted with 3,246 solar panels to generate electricity. The structure spreads out like a ray or trilobite and covers 320,000 sq meters (3,444,450 sq. feet), more than the Beijing National Stadium's 258,000 m2. Its 24 platforms have the capacity to dispatch 30,000 passengers per hour or 241,920,000 a year. The 251,000 m2 (2,750,000 sq. ft) waiting area can accommodate 10,000 passengers.
Another glorified shopping mall from the PRC. They really are embracing capitalism, aren't they?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 02:00 AM   #90
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Another hateful anti-China post from a jealous forumer?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #91
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Wow. Even though I don't like cars, the Amsterdam Station looks so cool!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #92
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Another hateful anti-China post from a jealous forumer?
I don't really care about politics, in this context anyway.

Chinese stations don't compare to most European stations and look like soulless airports. It riles me that people are posting tonnes of photos of them as if they're better simply because they are big.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #93
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Wow. Even though I don't like cars, the Amsterdam Station looks so cool!
Are they building a new road along the back of the station?
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Old February 18th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #94
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Yes, but not just a road...

The construction will have three levels: the main road passes through the basement, the ground floor is for pedestrians (and for taxi's, touringcars etc. it seems?) and on the upper level, at the same height as the railway platforms, comes the bus terminal.
At the moment they are also building a new subway station just below the railway station.

Therefore, the whole station is one big mess today, but I think it'll be absolutely great when finished.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #95
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I don't really care about politics, in this context anyway.

Chinese stations don't compare to most European stations and look like soulless airports. It riles me that people are posting tonnes of photos of them as if they're better simply because they are big.
Yeah.. lets have many more Gothic or better Victorian stations from our blessed European style. They are the best... please please... They have soul in them... real souls... We need their elegant style. oh God please! We have modern, state of art, spaciousness, comfortable stations. They are like from future but but but still we need that Victorian vomit.




By the way, I really like European stations too but I cannot stand jealously...
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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #96
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More Beijing stations:

Beijing West, 1996, 5.49 million sq. feet.


www.ciuc.org.cn

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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #97
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Beijing Station, 1959


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Xizhimen/ Beijing North Station, connected to and built over an old 1980s subway, and now one of the largest metro stations in the world

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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:45 AM   #98
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The situation now in front of Amsterdam Centraal, the North/South line (for engineers the most interesting project at the moment in the Netherlands) construction on the foreground:


Source: Gé Dubbelman/Hollandse Hoogte

The situation more than a year ago:


Source: De Volkskrant

A lot of construction is taking place under the ground. Sometimes pretty complicated with for example vertical minitunneling from a 3,5m high area.


Source: Strukton


Source: Amsterdam.nl
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wow, amazing. I love MAdrid station. I do not know what that Pakistani and thai stations doing in the list, there are many much more beautiful (and bigger) stations around the world.
Amazing!
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Yeah.. lets have many more Gothic or better Victorian stations from our blessed European style. They are the best... please please... They have soul in them... real souls... We need their elegant style. oh God please! We have modern, state of art, spaciousness, comfortable stations. They are like from future but but but still we need that Victorian vomit.




By the way, I really like European stations too but I cannot stand jealously...
Such a poor argument. You think anyone who criticises these stations are jealous of Chinese "design"?

Most of the Chinese stations are dire pastiches of traditional Chinese architecture, or rather boring attempts at modern design. Plus, they have that awful white metal that I personally think looks cheap and tacky.

I have nothing against modern design, only when it has barely a speck of innovation; For a good example of modern station design look at the Amsterdam station posted a page back.

Why do you criticise me for "jealously" yet then claim that Victorian stations are "vomit"? Using your logic, you must be acting "jealously" too.
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