Contribution 212 related to New York
again at Random
the problem is that same people also
designed the bridge at Antwerpen Centraal as Commercial Structure
without applying the Corresponding EuroCodes for Loads to Bridges including accidental Loading
EuroCode 2 and EuroCode 8
and on September 15th 2017
it was an accidental such load applied
the Train Driver it is rumored that had a heart attack
so this 125 ton Train could have hit at 150-200 km/h
which would have demolished with Domino effect the entire 600 meters Long Structure
worst than the Twin Towers in New York on september 11th 2001
since the value of Centraal station in Antwerpen
is estimated at about 4 billion euros or 5 billion USD
the derailed train at 200 km/h would have hit the under angle protection wall for the stairs
deflecting towards hitting directly the coloumn of the 4 arches
resulting in the collapse of the Old Building too
The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen. A plaque on the north wall bears the name Middenstatie.
The station is now widely regarded as the finest example of railway architecture in Belgium, although the extraordinary eclecticism of the influences on Delacenserie's design had led to a difficulty in assigning it to a particular architectural style. In W. G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz an ability to appreciate the full range of the styles that might have influenced Delacensiere is used to demonstrate the brilliance of the fictional architectural historian who is the novel's protagonist.
In 2009 the American magazine Newsweek judged Antwerpen-Centraal the world's fourth greatest train station. In 2014 the British-American magazine Mashable awarded Antwerpen-Centraal the first place for the most beautiful railway station in the world.
The originally iron and glass train hall (185 metres long and 44 metres or 43 metres high) was designed by Clément Van Bogaert, an engineer, and covers an area of 12,000 square metres. The height of the station was once necessary for the steam of locomotives. The roof of the train hall was originally made of steel.
while the twin Towers must have been worth about 3.6 billion USD
Trump son in law bought 666 5th avenue for 1.8 billion USD
so twice that
Edited by Asterix, 13 October 2017 - 08:28 AM.