Arnhem plan too ambitious

19th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 February 2007, AMSTERDAM — Arnhem will probably have to live without architect Ben van Berkel’s design. His plan for a new Arnhem central station is technically feasible but almost impossible to finance, De Volkskrant writes.

19 February 2007

AMSTERDAM — Arnhem will probably have to live without architect Ben van Berkel’s design. His plan for a new Arnhem central station is technically feasible but almost impossible to finance, De Volkskrant writes.

The complex design to allow for “flowing movement” between parking lot, bus stops, shops and train platforms was to be realised by 2010 and is still a millstone round Mayor Sander van Bodegraven’s neck.

Everything depends on the costs, the mayor said. Only five contractors have applied so far.

Arnhem has been considering building a new station for the past ten years. The city has taken the opportunity of the arrival of the new high speed rail connection with Berlin and Frankfurt to give the entire station area a makeover.
 

The plan is a complicated one not just because of its construction design, but also because so many different parties are involved.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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