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Beijing South Railway Station opened on August 1, 2008. Reportedly the largest in Asia, it will serve as the terminus for high-speed trains to the city, including the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail, which can reach speeds above 350 km/h. The enormous oval-shaped station was designed by the UK/Hong Kong architecture firm of Terry Farrell and Partners in collaboration with the Tianjin Design Institute. Its main features are: the glass ceiling outfitted with 3,246 solar panels to generate electricity; 24 platforms that have the capacity to dispatch 30,000 passengers per hour; the silhouette of the roof that is strongly inspired by the 'Hall for Prayer for Good Harvests' in Beijing's Temple of Heaven.
- Susetta Bozzi
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