Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City

Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City

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The Antwerp Central Station is one of the world’s most impressive railway stations. The monumental main building was designed by the Bruges architect L. Delacenserie. It has a huge dome and 8 smaller towers of which 6 were demolished during the 1950s, but these were reconstructed in 2009 together with several ornaments including large lion statues. The colorful interior is lavishly decorated with more than 20 different kinds of marble and stone. The main hall and the railway cafeteria can match the interiors of many palaces. The National Belgian Railway Company, SNCB-Holding, took up the challenge to transform the 1905 station into one meeting 2010 technological requirements and social needs, while still respecting its cultural heritage. The monumental architecture of the station has been painstakingly restored and integrated within a new structure by the architects, creating a dynamic blend of old and new, of stone, and brick and concrete. The 3.8km tunnel drilled under the existing station allowing high speed trains to travel between Amsterdam and Brussels, took eleven years of work, yet did not interrupt traffic.

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Historic Mercado Central Santiago – Place to visit in Chile

Historic Mercado Central Santiago – Place to visit in Chile

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Mercado Central is located in Santiago de Chile is considered as the main Central market in this city. The lofty iron structure, reminiscent of a Victorian train station, was prefabricated in England and erected in Santiago between 1868 and 1872. The main complex in Mercado central Offers a range of shops and hotels. Shops mainly sell meat and vegetables, while lot of hotels serve food to guests, along with guys playing music.

Address: San Pablo, Paseo Puente & Valdés Vergara bordered by 21 de Mayo
Transport: Puente Cal y Canto
Hours: food stands & restaurants 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 7am-3.30pm Sat & Sun

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NYC Attraction – Grand Central Terminal

NYC Attraction – Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal is located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Grand Central Terminal is often called Grand Central Station or GCT. It was constructed from 1903 to 1913 on the site of an older Grand Central Depot, which was replaced in gradual steps. Surrounded by skyscrapers, Grand Central ranks as one of America’s most beautiful stations. It is the longest train station in the world, with 44 platforms and 67 tracks, divided between two underground levels.

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