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2009, this picture comes out of my archive

Antwerp railway station
In the middle of the twentieth century the building was in poor condition. However, a possible demolition was averted when the station received the status of a protected monument around 1975, but due to the poor condition of the roof that was worse month after month, the NMBS decided on 13 December 1985 that Antwerp-Central would be closed for safety reasons on 31 January 1986. close if no decision was made about the restoration of the platform roof and facades. Finally, on December 20, 1985 it was decided that SNCB would carry out the necessary restoration work. That restoration began on March 24, 1986 and lasted until shortly before the large conversion in 1998. The glass of the roof was replaced by polycarbonate sheets, so that the safety of the passengers would be ensured. The foundation of the arches was restored and rebuilt where necessary. Steel was cleaned and repainted.

The American weekly Newsweek placed the station at the world's top in February 2009. The Americans visited a number of prestigious stations and came to the conclusion that the Antwerp railway cathedral is worth a fourth place.
Antwerp Central Station was chosen as the most beautiful station in Europe by 2010, by visitors to StedenTripper.com. In 2014, the station was declared the most beautiful train station in the world by the British American news site Mashable.

I hope you can enjoy.


Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time 11/11/2009 14:35:59
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/250
Av(Aperture Value)
5.6
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16.0mm
Image Size
4368x2912
Image Quality
RAW
Flash Off
Picture Style
Landscape

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