Photos

Photographer's Note

Pupating

I just returned from a lovely holiday on Lesvos (Greece). Before posting pics from it, I will be sharing some Rotterdam pics with you. And the first triptych will concern pupating.

In nature some insects pupate .... and during construction most buildings do too. After a building has reached its maximum height, the construction is often covered in safety netting and during the closing stages of the building process this netting is removed in stages.

Displayed here is the netting (billowing in the wind) hanging from the new glass roof of the train shed of the new Rotterdam Central Station. Those little square shadows are photovoltaic elements.

The new station will be opened in mid 2013 and the construction is a complex process of transformation of the old station which remains in operation during it. It involves phased demolition of the old station and creating temporary and new facilities. This picture was shot from one of the platforms.

Information about the new station is here.

Photo Information
Viewed: 847
Points: 34
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 126 N: 4144] (13356)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH