Modern trains and splendid stations: architecture, design, and rail travel for the twenty-first century

Front Cover
Merrell, 2001 - Transportation - 160 pages
0 Reviews
Inter-city rail travel is one of the dominant facts of modern life. In the wake of the railway renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, new train stations from the US to Japan must respond to increasingly complex challenges, as high-speed trains become more and more common and the next generation of magnetically levitated trains approaches. The state-of-the-art examples featured in Modern Trains and Splendid Stations are analyzed from several perspectives: as generators of urban renewal; as new architectural icons; and as connecting points for different means of transportation. The work of such internationally renowned architects involved in station design as Meinhard von Gerkan (Germany), Nicholas Grimshaw (England), Santiago Calatrava (Switzerland), and Arata Isozaki (Japan) is prominently illustrated in full color. Featuring the newest designs for the ICE train in Germany and the TGV in France, as well as the Japanese bullet train and the northeastern US corridor's high-speed Acela service, Modern Trains and Splendid Stations presents the very latest trends in rail travel, affording a glimpse of what passengers can expect in the twenty-first century.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Preface
6
PASSENGER TRAINS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
25
THE FUTURE OF TRAIN TRAVEL IN THE UNITED STATES
43
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Thorne, a resident of Chicago, is associate curator of architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Bibliographic information