The West Kowloon Terminus that plans to run from Hong Kong to Beijing is an architectural masterpiece that will quicken travel and serve as a 43,000-square-foot transportation hub.
This Asian light-rail station blows any transportation system in North America out of their socks. With rickety subway tracks and long-overdue expansions just taking place in major North American cities (like Toronto), this beautiful installation in the East is due to be finished in 2015. The hub will house both regional transit as well as cross-country customs accessibility. Its 15 subterranean tracks complement the many levels of glass-faced station amenities above ground. Did I mention that this observation deck-clad monstrosity is set to be the largest underground station in the world?
Look out for this beautiful structure to revolutionize the already-packed Hong Kong skyline.
The West Kowloon Terminus Connects Hong Kong and Beijing
1. Cross-country Light Rail - The West Kowloon Terminus provides a model for the creation of cross-country light rail systems connecting major cities and regional transit.
2. Integration of Customs Accessibility - The integration of customs accessibility in the West Kowloon Terminus shows an opportunity for other transport hubs to streamline customs processes for international travel.
3. Multi-level Station Amenities - The multi-level station amenities of the West Kowloon Terminus showcase a trend towards integrating commercial and residential spaces into transportation infrastructure.
1. Transportation - The West Kowloon Terminus demonstrates a need for investment in transportation infrastructure, including cross-country light rail systems to connect major cities.
2. Customs and Border Protection - The integration of customs accessibility in the West Kowloon Terminus highlights an opportunity for innovation and modernization of customs and border protection processes.
3. Architecture and Engineering - The West Kowloon Terminus reflects a trend towards integrating architecture and engineering into transportation infrastructure to create functional works of art.