Modern Trains And Splendid Stations

Modern Trains And Splendid Stations

Architecture, Design, And Rail Travel For The Twenty-first Century

Book - 2001
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"Inter-city rail travel is one of the dominant facts of modern life. From the early nineteenth century, when the first train stations - "cathedrals of technology," buildings without precedent in the history of architecture - were constructed, these focal points of transportation have enjoyed a unique status in public life. They have come a long way from the simple wooden shed erected in Liverpool, England, in 1830." "In the wake of the rail renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, new train stations, from the U.S. to Japan, must respond to increasingly complex challenges, as high-speed trains become more and more common and the next generation of magnetically levitated trains approaches. The state-of-the-art examples featured in Modern Trains and Splendid Stations are analyzed from several perspectives: as generators of urban renewal; as new architectural icons; and as connecting points from different means of transportation. Such internationally renowned architects as Helmut Jahn (in the United States), Nicholas Grimshaw (in England), and Arata Isozaki (in Japan) have all been involved in station design."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: London : Merrell ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. through St. Martin's Press, [2001]
ISBN: 9781858941493
1858941490
Branch Call Number: 725.31 OVERSIZE
Characteristics: 160 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), color map ;,28 cm

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Apr 01, 2016

As the title suggest, the author does an excellent job of reviewing and observing station designs and plans in the modern high-speed rail era. What is also interesting is that the author also goes over in detail the history, designing, and basic process and operations of high-speed rail service. It is good to note that the last 1/2 of the book is dedicated to showing different stations throughout the world.

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