外语教育网
您的位置:外语教育网 > 英语影音 > 体坛聚焦 正文
  • 站内搜索:

德国为世界杯新建柏林车站

2006-05-29 15:31CRI Online

Germany Unveils New Berlin Landmark before World Cup

Germany will take the wraps off its newest attraction on Friday when Berlin's five-storey steel and glass central rail station is finally opened after 10 years and around 10 billion euros -- just in time for the World Cup.

An imposing $13 billion landmark of superlatives that dwarfs the nearby Reichstag and Chancellery, the "Hauptbahnhof" that Berlin always wanted will be Europe's biggest station.

More than 1,100 trains will pass through each day and 300,000 passengers are expected to get on or off at Europe's biggest rail crossing hub, just a few metres west of the no man's land where the Berlin Wall once stood.

Destined to become a symbol of reunited Berlin and modern Germany, the massive station will also showcase the country's best in technology, engineering, infrastructure, efficiency and architecture during the soccer World Cup.

"It's a building for the next century," Deutsche Bahn chief executive Hartmut Mehdorn told journalists recently at the railways' headquarters in a tower 2 km (1.2 miles) south of the new station.

"It's the most beautiful station in the world," he said, pointing to a breathtaking view of the glass-covered hub. "We're delighted and proud. It's built for a growing Berlin, a city on the move."

The station's translucent tubular roof, made up of 9,117 glass panels, rises above the rest of the government quarter and its 46 metre-high (151 ft) twin towers are about 10 metres higher than the Reichstag parliament and Chancellery.

The station, which feels like an airport terminal, has 80 shops on five levels between east-west lines connecting Paris to Moscow, 12 metres above street level, and north-south lines linking Copenhagen to Athens, 15 metres under ground.

"From a distance, it looks like a giant glass spaceship that landed in the middle of Berlin," wrote the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. "But you can tell it will soon give that part of the city a completely new look, a new elegance."

Some 500,000 people are expected to attend a party and fireworks to dedicate the station at a celebratory grand opening on May 26, which will start when Chancellor Angela Merkel rides in on the first train from Leipzig.


历时10年、斥资100亿欧元修建的德国柏林中央火车站日前竣工,落成典礼将于5月26日举行。

据路透社5月23日报道,新近竣工的柏林中央火车站为钢架玻璃结构,建筑主体为高46米的双塔,这一高度要比附近的议会大厦高出10米左右,从而也将成为柏林市区新的最醒目的路标。投入运营后该火车站列车日通过量将达到1100列,日客流量将达30万人,成为欧洲名副其实的最大的火车站,从而结束了此前柏林没有中央火车站的历史。

作为一个统一的柏林和现代化德国的标志性建筑,新建成的柏林中央火车站将在世界杯期间成为展示德国在技术、工程、基建、效率和建筑等领域取得巨大成就的一个舞台。有关方面将这座建筑称之为“下世纪的建筑”以及“世界上最漂亮的火车站”。这座软硬件设施类似机场的新火车站共设有80个商店,均匀分布于车站的5个层面上。在这座现代化的中央火车站,东西连接莫斯科和巴黎以及南北连接雅典和哥本哈根的铁轨以路上和地下立体交叉的方式交汇通过。其中东西线铁轨位于车站上方,高出路面12米,而南北线路则位于地下15米。

由于造价高、工期长,该火车站的建设长期以来饱受批评,但不可否认的是,这座建筑必将以其出色的设计和施工,成为柏林市“最吸引眼球”的建筑之一。一位看过新火车站的人士这样描述它:“远远看去,它就像一个巨大的来自外星的玻璃飞船突然降临柏林。”“它一定会让所有来到柏林的人耳目一新。”

报道说,在26日的落成典礼上,德国总理默克尔将乘坐从莱比锡开出并抵达这里的首列列车为典礼剪彩。预计将有超过50万人来此参加盛大焰火晚会。

相关热词:bilingual sport soccer
考试英语系列辅导课程
周 涵著名职称英语辅导专家,十余年职称英语教学实践……详情>>
周涵:职称英语辅导名师
赵文通资深学位英语辅导专家,深谙命题方向及重点、难点……详情>>
赵文通:学位英语考试辅导名师
冉继军北京大学博士,知名高校教师,雅思权威辅导专家……详情>>
冉继军:雅思考试辅导名师

  1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。
  2、本网部分资料为网上搜集转载,均尽力标明作者和出处。对于本网刊载作品涉及版权等问题的,请作者与本网站联系,本网站核实确认后会尽快予以处理。本网转载之作品,并不意味着认同该作品的观点或真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人转载使用,请与著作权人联系,并自负法律责任。
  3、联系方式
  编辑信箱:for68@cdeledu.com
  电话:010-82319999-2371