Friday, 11 September 2015

A Great Enterprise

Birmingham New Street Railway Station
Originally opened in 1854.  It
had the largest single-span arched roof in the world,
accommodating a number of railways.
In the 1960's the station was completely rebuilt.
The most recent £550m redevelopment is nearly complete.

Have a look at one entrance.
The station is almost finished.  It looks quite futuristic to me.

Trains come and go underneath the station and shops.

I guess they are going to call it Grand Central.
In the shot below, I am standing on the walkway with
my husband.  The reflection shows the back of the Odeon Cinema
and another nearby shopping centre.

This reflective design goes all the away around
the building which seems as large as a
football stadium.  I will have fun coming back
to seeing the finished station.

Only 26 minutes from Coventry by train.

Participating in Skywatch Friday
using my iPhone.


William Kendall said...

It's quite a beauty!

Petrea Burchard said...

I favor old architecture. But new construction must happen, and when it's done with ingenuity and art it's especially wonderful.

Stephanie said...

Looks really nice. Love the last shot.

william braquemard said...

Crikey! That's changed since I was there last, erm forty years ago ....

Lowell said...

Wow, this is so impressive. Great shots, too, with all those reflections. I would love to have trains to ride in this area, but noooooooo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh Lauren that's a hugely dramatic transformation! As you say futuristic is the best way to describe it. Oh la! What a brilliant foil for reflections!

Tanya Breese said...

i really love those reflections lauren!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that has a very futuristic look to it!