Baiyun station marks construction milestone
The steel structure of the Guangzhou Baiyun Railway Station, one of the key transportation projects in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, was fully topped off on June 19, marking the start of the station's final stage of construction.
The station, which is about 5 kilometers from the existing Guangzhou Railway Station, one of the busiest stations by passenger flow in the country, will be a new landmark in the Greater Bay Area next year.
The main building of the station shows off the unique style of kapok flowers in South China, usually called Lingnan, using advanced design concepts and building technologies.
Each kapok petal extending outward from the station building echoes the city flower of Guangzhou and highlights the city's green ecological environment.
After completion, the station will accommodate all types of trains running at conventional speeds through the city. What's more, it is expected to lay a solid foundation for the renovation of Guangzhou station and Guangzhou east station, both of which are located in the downtown areas of Guangzhou.
Construction site of the Guangzhou Baiyun Railway Station. [Photo/WeChat account: gz_baiyunfabu]