Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City

Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City

Share/Bookmark

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.

antwerp central Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit:  Zooey_

antwerp central1 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit:  Zooey_

antwerp central2 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit: Nigel’s Europe & beyond

antwerp central3 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit: Nigel’s Europe & beyond

antwerp central4 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit: Nigel’s Europe & beyond

antwerp central5 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit: CucombreLibre

antwerp central6 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit:  Leonieke Aalders

antwerp central7 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit:  Lora Rajah

antwerp central8 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit:  Zooey_

antwerp central9 Antwerp Central Station   Landmark of City

credit: The Wolf



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Relevant Articles




Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

Share/Bookmark

The Atocha Train station is the largest railway station in Spain. It includes a botanical garden spread over an area of 4,000 square meter under the arched skylight. A garden was designed to keep tropical species, plants and fauna. Over 7,000 plants live inside the station, and many of them are palm trees. This indoor tropical jungle was inaugurated in 1992.

atocha madrid Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: Oneras

atocha madrid1 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: MGM_Photos

atocha madrid2 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: Matthew Black

atocha madrid3 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: rubenvike

atocha madrid4 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: slasher-fun

atocha madrid5 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: jimwhiteheaducsc

atocha madrid6 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: Raúl Ochoa

atocha madrid7 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: mdondo

atocha madrid8 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: Kent Wang

atocha madrid9 Tropical Garden inside Atocha Railway Station, Madrid

credit: felipe_gabaldon



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Relevant Articles




Copyright © 2009-2019 MagXics – Best News, Pictures and Entertainment · All rights reserved