The railway station is a quite familiar place for any traveler. But, if you find yourself at any station from this list, all the usual worries, such as studying the schedule, buying tickets, and others, will surely fade into the background.
Take, for example, the Brockenheimer Warte station in Frankfurt. The entrance is somewhat reminiscent of the train station from the well-known Harry Potter films. The architect was clearly in a good mood, and creatively approached the design of this station.
Michigan Central Station was built in 1913. Only one thing is not clear — why was it necessary to place the station in such a huge and luxurious building? At the moment, the station is under the threat of demolition due to dilapidation, and it is impossible to carry out repairs in it:
The Nordpark railway station in Austria includes several station complexes, each of which is individually designed. This station was built in a futuristic style, as if it moves passengers into the future. The idea of the project was developed by architect Zaha Hadid:
Louis Union Station in Missouri was built in 1894. At that time it was the largest and busiest railway station in the world. In the 1980s, it was turned into a luxury hotel, which was logical and more in line with the architecture
Let’s move to Canada, to the unusual Columbus train station in Toronto. She is already over 100 years old, the station was built in 1895, but closed in 1930. In our time, the building has been restored, and the Ohio Fire Department is located here. The unusual structure lies in the mixture of styles and architectural trends:
The train station de Atocha is a famous landmark in Madrid. It was built in 1892. The architects were Alberto di Palacio and Gustav Eiffel himself (if you didn’t guess, he built the Eiffel Tower). Two decades ago, a botanical garden was built in the building, replete with many plants and even animals. Pretty strange — the gardens in the station building, isn’t it?
Next on our list is Stockholm Central Station. All the lines of the Stockholm metro intersect here, and the world’s longest art gallery is also located, which is also not quite usual for a railway station 🙂 This structure was built in natural catacombs underground
Singapore Expo Station was designed by designer Norman Foster and built in 2000. From the outside, it looks like a UFO, with a roof that reflects the sun’s rays and keeps the building cool inside. This style of architecture is not new to the progressive and constantly under construction Singapore, however, the station building has nothing to do with classical buildings, and therefore is included in this list.
Our selection is completed not at all by the station, but by the tourist tunnel through which a special train runs. This miracle is located in Shanghai, fluorescent lamps burn along the entire tunnel, creating bright colors that immerse a person in psychedelic delirium. The length of the tunnel is only 647 meters, but the journey through it will be remembered for a lifetime — this is a fact.