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Birmingham New street station is used by approximately 140,000 passengers every day, more than twice the number it was originally intended for. This has resulted in the station being redeveloped and work is underway to clad the exterior with these giant reflective sheets of metal that you can see in my image here. Work is as yet unfinished but these reflective façade extends the entire length of the street for some 100 metres. The older buildings on the opposite side of the street are reflected in the new metal cladding which results in these liquid type images along the length of the façade.

The first section of the new station opened in April 2013 and they are still only half way through the work to transform New Street.

New Street facts:

•New Street is the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds.
•1000 workers are currently on site, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
•The first half of the new station was completed in April 2013 and once the project is finished in 2015 there will be 36 new escalators and 15 new lifts - reaching every platform.

Source: http://www.newstreetnewstart.co.uk/home.aspx

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