Cologne: architect plans to move main station underground
Cologne’s main railway station is to be moved underground to create space for a new urban quarter, according to designs by architect Paul Böhm. At an urban development forum held by Cologne’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), Böhm and traffic planner Günter Harloff said that the railway station, located directly next to the cathedral, could be used in the future primarily for local and regional traffic, and have a tunnel connection under the Rhine. The Hohenzollern Bridge could then be converted into a park with cycle paths and green spaces, modeled after Manhattan’s “High Line”. Böhm’s plan would move long-distance rail traffic to the Deutz rail station, across the Rhine. faz.net reports that Böhm presented his idea to Cologne’s mayor Henriette Reker and other politicians, all of whom were “very impressed” with the plans. Böhm comes from a prominent architectural family in Cologne and was the architect for the Cologne Central Mosque.
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