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Arrival in station…
Shot taken in the effervescence of Gare du Nord
This station replaced the "embarcadère de Belgique" which proves to be unsuited to the volume of the traffic since 1854.
The new building will be high on a more important and slightly shifted surface three times.
Conceived by Lejeune and Ohnet, the architects of the Company of North, the preliminary draft will be taken again by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff in 1861.
Brought into service in 1864, the station will be completed one year later.
Its frontage of 180 meters on the street of Dunkerk will be flanked of two wings of 200 meters each one, finished by side houses.

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