the new Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin

BerlinLehrter2.jpg
construction scaffolding below the rails


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the trains roll through while the station rises around them


They're building a great railway station in Berlin today, while in the U.S. they're working to dismantle what little remains of what was once a great passenger rail system

Absolutely great photo's. Especially the photo of the scaffolding and the new train station under construction.

This is not the Anhalter Bahnhof, but the
Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Lehrter Bahnhof
http://www.hbf-berlin.de/site/berlin__hauptbahnhof/en/start.html
some recent photos
http://www.ekunkel.de/Fotos/BL-151/LB-151.html

From the Anhalter Bahnhof (once the biggest in Berlin) only a fragment of the entrance hall is standing.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anhalter_Bahnhof

Oops.

While there I was thinking about the Anhalter, which certainly was the largest station in Berlin prior to the end of the Second World War, during an era when there really couldn't be a single "main station" in any large European capitol.

If the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof-Lehrter Bahnhof is successor to any station it's the Anhalter, but I should at least have put the name Anhalter Bahnhof in quotation marks.