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Report - Central Station Roof- Antwerp - July - 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by merryprankster, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. merryprankster

    merryprankster formerly oakleyframer
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    Roight so most of these angles you will have already seen courtesy of mr raw but i figured id chuck mine up all the same. What an epic place! seriously lucky to have had the opportunity to get up here and see this amazing building, big thanks to the guys in antwerp for sorting this out, you know who you are ;) and big thanks to raw for liaising with the antwerp guys and making this possible! there is a couple of the interior thrown in aswell just to give an idea of the place as a whole, the only external i have is on film so might have to throw it up later maybe. such good fun running around the walkways with tripod in one hand and a beer in the other, couldn't think of a better way to spend the evening, loved looking down through the grill of the walkway and seeing all the people in the station below wandering around completely oblivious to us little scamps upstairs! explored with raw, a non member and lazy ass badge

    Bit of history

    The Antwerp Central Station is one of the world's most impressive railway stations. Dubbed the 'Railway Cathedral', it is one of the main landmarks in Antwerp.
    Central Station, Antwerp
    Central Station
    The railway station was built between 1895 and 1905 and replaced a wooden train station built in 1854 by engineer Auguste Lambeau.

    Today the whole complex is over 400 meters (1300ft) long and has two entrances, a historic domed building at the Astrid square and a modern atrium at the Kievit square.

    There are three levels of tracks and a shopping center which includes a diamond gallery with more than thirty diamond shops.

    The domed building
    The monumental main building was designed by the Bruges architect L. Delacenserie. It has a huge dome and eight smaller towers of which six were demolished during the 1950s. Fortunately, these were reconstructed in 2009 Clock and Antwerp Coat of Arms, Central Station, Antwerp
    Station interior
    together with several ornaments including large lion statues.

    The rich interior is lavishly decorated with more than twenty different kinds of marble and stone. The main hall and the railway cafeteria can match the interiors of many palaces. Not a single square meter either inside or outside the building is not decorated.

    The train shed
    Antwerp Central Station Interior
    The platforms are covered by a huge iron and glass vaulted ceiling, which was restored in the 1990s. Besides the platform, the vault also covers many of the small diamond and gold shops, which are part of the diamond district next to the Central Station.

    The huge glass vault was designed by the architect J. Van Asperen. It is 185 meters long and 44 meters at its highest point. The original platform and tracks themselves are elevated, the two lower levels were added later to accommodate the high speed train connection to Amsterdam.

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    and the awesomeness of the roof!

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    thanks for looking kids!
     

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  2. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Cracking set of images mate, good to see you at the weekend ;)
     
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  3. merryprankster

    merryprankster formerly oakleyframer
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    cheers dude! good seeing you to mate, hopefully we can sort a little trip down box sometime soon :)
     
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    For sure mate anytime :)
     
  5. KM_Punk

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    Cracking shots :thumb
     
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    this is f*ckin badass, next time I'm near I'll have to check this!
     
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