New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which was even elevated in 2004 to the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been named one of the world’s most spectacular train stations in a list compiled by a German real estate data mining company.
The list of world’s most spectacular train station buildings by Emporis also features Gare de Liege-Guillemins in Belgium, and Gare de Strasbourg in France.
The Gare de Liege-Guillemins, which is stunning with gigantic arched roof spanning the entire length of the station and the 312-million-euro station, was designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and connects it with the major European cities such as Paris, London, Brussels or Cologne by the means of latest-generation high-speed trains.
Other train station includes, London’s King’s Cross Railway Station, whose fictitious Platform 9 3/4 from the ‘Harry Potter’ stories entrances travelers, while the station in the northern German town of Uelzen, world’s only underwater station, is an especially colorful project redecorated in 2000 in the unmistakable style of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
The Grand Central Terminal in New York City, has been one of the world’s most prominent stations since it opened in 1913 and has a footfall of 21.6 million tourists every year, while cities such as Anaheim or New York, with the ARTIC Station and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub respectively, have two soon-to-be-completed projects that will set new standards in station architecture. (ANI)