Thursday, April 12, 2012

Peking/Beijing railway station, circa 1960

This building was completed on 10 September 1959 and these scenes were published not long after.  The new Peking/Beijing Railway Station covered an area of 250,000 square meters, the Station House Building site covered an area of 46,700 square metres, and the Station Plaza comprised an area of 40,000 square metres.

The station was one of the largest construction projects in China at that time with modern facilities and it was also China's first large modern railway terminal. A the time of completion, the station had six platforms with 12 tracks. With expansion and upgrades since, it now has 8 platforms.

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