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On 26th of July 1963, one of the worst dates in the history of Skopje, an
earthquake struck the city at 5:17am. Almost 75% of the buildings in the city disappeared in just
a few seconds. After that, the big rebuilding project began, trying to make Skopje the
model city of the socialist world. The plan was drawn by the Japanese architect Kenzo
Tange, who also designed the new railway station [on the photo]. The plan was never fully carried out,
unfortunately.
The Skopje Central Railway Station is approximately 2 kilometers east of the city center. It's part of the "Transportation Center" Complex finished in the 1970s. It has 10 platforms and is suspended on a massive concrete bridge about 2 km long

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