Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord (HM1LLP)

Location: Paris, Île-de-France 75010 Paris
Country: France
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N 48° 52.799', E 2° 21.319'

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Northern Railway Station

— Histoire de Paris —

Construite en 1845 par Reynaud sur un terrain de l'ancien enclos Saint-Lazare, la première gare du Nord eut la vie courte. Rapidement insuffisante, en raison de l'accroissement du trafic vers la banlieue, elle fut détruite quinze ans plus tard. Sa façade démontée pierre par pierre fut remontée à Lille, surmontée d'un étage et d'une tour d'horloge. L'édifice actuel fut construit de 1861 à 1864 par Jacques-Ignace Hittorff. Son décor sculpté, vingt-trois statues monumentales de villes françaises et étrangères (au fronton, Paris), est dû aux plus grands noms de la sculpture du Second Empire.
Agrandie en 1898 en direction de la rue de Dunkerque, la gare du Nord a pu dès lors assurer, sans grande modification, un trafic sans cesse croissant.

[English translation]:
Built in 1845 by (Léonce) Reynaud on the grounds of the former Saint-Lazare enclosure, the first Paris North train station was short-lived. Due to the increased traffic to the suburbs, it was demolished fifteen years later. Its facade was removed stone by stone and rebuilt in Lille, with an additional floor and a clock tower. The current building was built between 1861 and 1864 by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff. Its carved decoration and twenty-three monumental statues from French and foreign cities (on the pediment), include works from some of the biggest names in sculpture from the Second Empire.

After being enlarged in 1898 towards the Rue de Dunkerque, the Paris North rail station was able to meet the increased rail transportation demand without significant modification.
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Date Added Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31U E 452733 N 5414314
Decimal Degrees48.87998333, 2.35531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 52.799', E 2° 21.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 52' 47.94" N, 2° 21' 19.14" E
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Boulevard de la Chapelle, Paris Île-de-France 75010, FR
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