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Solution: In front railing and technical stuff along the metro tracks, in the middle a platform roof of frosted glass on ěrestad metro station, in the background a highrise office building.
A long narrow slice of new town close to the center of Copenhagen called ěrestad has been under construction for some years now. The area was once shallow waters just off the coast from the island Amager but during the 19th century it was filled in with, well, garbage and -um- faeces. Later it was used as a military shooting range before ending as a recreational - swamp. Now it is a rough but attractive nature area close to the city. Part of it was doomed in the late eighties to be used for urban development in an effort to raise funds for construction of a metro system.
So far the realised parts are very modern and cool, quite attractive in their own way, but I don't think they will ever achieve the qualities of classic european urbanism that was part of the rhetoric from the early stages of the project.

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Additional Photos by Torben Linde (torben) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 307 N: 563] (3100)
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