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Pupating 2 / 10 Years TE

In nature some insects pupate .... and during construction most buildings do too. After a building has reached its maximum height, the construction is often covered in safety netting and during the closing stages of the building process this netting is removed in stages.

Like in the previous post, netting hanging from the new glass roof (with its photovoltaic elements) of the train shed of the new Rotterdam Central Station is displayed here. In this post I zoomed out and one of the massive Y shaped pillars of the new shed and the catenary wires can be seen. Also can be seen that some of the netting has already been removed - the pupating has progressed.

I shot this one through a train window, hence the gritty charachter of some elements/textures of the picture.

The new station will be opened in mid 2013 and the construction is a complex process of transformation of the old station which remains in operation during it. It involves phased demolition of the old station and creating temporary and new facilities. This picture was shot from one of the platforms.
Information about the new station is here.

And ofcourse: Happy Birthday TE ! 10 Years.....!

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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