Railways and the Western European Capitals: Studies of Implantation in London, Paris, Berlin, and…

Hardcover | September 15, 2008

byMicheline Nilsen

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This book looks at the effect of railways on London, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, focusing on each city as a case study for one aspect of implantation.

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This book looks at the effect of railways on London, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, focusing on each city as a case study for one aspect of implantation.

Micheline Nilsen is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Indiana, South Bend.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.46 × 5.68 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060773X

ISBN - 13:9780230607736

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Table of Contents

Railways and Cities * London: Wedges into the Slums * London: The Euston Road Terminals * Paris:  Haussmann, the Railways and the New Gates to the City * Paris: Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est * The Strategic Role of Railways * Berlin and Its Railways: Strategy First * Brussels' "Jonction Nord-Midi," the Scar in the Body of the City * Brussels' "Jonction" as the Heartvalve of a Commuting Workforce

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"A nuanced, precisely researched analysis of the European urban railroad station as exemplar of technological modernization."--John Stilgoe, Harvard University "Fascinating and fast-moving. Nilsen has woven a rich analysis of the arrival of railroads into the heart of three of Europe's greatest cities. This book breaks new ground, uncovering the story of how an all-powerful industry altered the destiny of some of the world's premier urban areas."--Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University "Railways is a "must" for urban planners and will no doubt be a "want to" for rail enthusiasts." --Ray Bert, Civil Engineering