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Monday, September 2, 2019
Cross River Rail - Architecturally Boring
There are amazing station designs around the world. New York has the amazing "Oculus", Stockholm has stations carved out of rock, London has the massive arched roof of Kings Cross and cavernous Canary Wharf, Munich has stunning symmetry, and Moscow has stations that look like palaces. Even Brussels has some attractive stations! So you think Brisbane would make an effort with Cross River Rail? Of course not. Cross River Rail (CRR) has boring looking stations that look like they were designed in the 1980s, and will date quickly (they'll already be four decades behind at opening). Yes, Albert Street is a minor improvement, but continues to put Brisbane on the "it thinks it's a world city" stage. Come on CRR, make an effort with your architecture!