Monday, June 7, 2010

In a deep hole

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Well well, that's a big hole in the ground!
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Someday it will be Jerusalem's main train station, if the high speed train railway from Tel Aviv is ever completed.

The Central Bus Station is across the street, on the right (unseen in the photo).
Behind the big cranes is the big pylon of the Bridge of Strings/Chord Bride/Calatrava Bridge that we have been seeing on the two previous posts.
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These photos were taken through a plastic window which the builders were nice enough to leave in the barrier around the construction site.
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That's My World--we could make a tour just of cranes working in Jerusalem.
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13 comments:

Al said...

That is a very deep hole for a train station, it looks more like it's for a subway station.

Indrani said...

That is lot of development taking place... hope it is completed fast.

Sara said...

That is an immense hole - wow! Reminds me of a rock quarry. I wonder how many layers of civilization they dug through for that?

Pietro said...

This reminds me of the TAV in the Susa Valley: I can't even imagine a work like this in that ancient and precious Piedmontese valley full of delicate old little villages, churches, fountains.

spacedlaw said...

I wonder what archeological marvels they might have found when digging such a bid hole.

Vaggelis said...

great great monsters. i hope not to eat history. when they digging for the metro here in Athens can you imagine what they fount. some of them are in museums other they left as they found, they said.... lot of them. i believe, are in private collections.

VP said...

Now I have placed the bridge, which is really beautiful seen from here, and this hole. I hope your high speed would take less time than ours...

Reader Wil said...

What an enormous hole in the ground! I have never seen a hole that deep. That is not possible in my country I think because of the level of underground water. Our houses are all built on piles. In the old days some buildings were built on cowhides. We have no rocks in the Netherlands.

Catherine said...

I can't imagine they realize this big hole for the creation of the main train station without being sure the high speed train from Tel Aviv will stop there....I hope so !

byron said...

I think this tunnel was on an episode of 'Build It Bigger'.... Very fascinating process and underground work... I envy your being able to see it first hand...

jeannette said...

Oh wow, building a train station in a major city means a lot of construction!!

Dina said...

Shalom friends. I'm enjoying and learning from your comments!
The train might be finished by 2017, they say.
The 80-meter underground station will double as a bomb shelter.
Now that you all mention it, I've never heard of them finding anything special in the ground on the way down.

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