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This Is What Sydney's New Metro Stations Could Look Like

Functioning as more than just train stations, the structures could also act as high-rise housing and hotels.
By Libby Curran
November 08, 2017
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This Is What Sydney's New Metro Stations Could Look Like

Functioning as more than just train stations, the structures could also act as high-rise housing and hotels.
By Libby Curran
November 08, 2017
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The new metro stations planned for Sydney's CBD are set to become destinations in themselves, inspired by developments like New York's Hudson Yards and Paddington Station in London. Rather than functioning just as public transport stations, the Sydney stations will be developed to include retail, residential and commercial offerings, as Sydney Metro looks to create destinations that integrate with their surroundings.

Plans for the design of Pitt Street and Victoria Cross in North Sydney are the first to be revealed. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, Pitt Street's design includes a 65-storey residential building and a 47-storey mixed-use development which could potentially be a hotel. Meanwhile, a 40-storey commercial and retail building has been proposed for Victoria Cross station.

According to Sydney Metro Program Director Rodd Staples, the new stations will help shape the city's future. "Sydney Metro is more than just a world-scale public transport project, it's a defining city-building opportunity," he said.

Last year, the NSW Government announced plans to build new stations at Central, Victoria Cross, Waterloo, Martin Place, Crows Nest, Pitt Street and Barangaroo as part of the $20 billion Sydney Metro rail project. Sydney Metro services are expected to begin in the first half of 2019.

Via The Sydney Morning Herald.

Published on November 08, 2017 by Libby Curran

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