Vasagatan and Stockholms Centralstation
From the St. Clara church, I went to Vasagatan street, one of the main thoroughfares in Stockholm that connects Norrmalm with Gamla Stan.
Vasagatn is crossen by the Klaraberg viaduct (Klarabergsviadukten), which connects the center with the island of Kungsholmen, a key part of the city's road infrastructure. The viaduct began construction in 1942 and was completed almost 20 years later - in 1961, its length is 342 meters, the width of the roadway is 31 meters.
To the left of the viaduct on Vasagatan is the facade of Stockholms Centralstation, opened on July 15, 1871. Construction began in 1867, the author of the project Adolf W. Edelsvärd. Now it is the largest passenger terminal in Scandinavia, with more than two hundred thousand passengers passing through its platforms every day. T-Centralen, the largest metro station in Scandinavia, is also located here.
In front of the main entrance of the station is a monument to Nils Ericson (1802-1870), a Swedish mechanical engineer, inventor, builder of canals and Railways. The author of the sculpture is John Börjeson. The monument was opened in 1893 and was originally located South of the station building, in the Järnvägsparken park, south of the station building. In 1960, part of the park went under the road interchange and the monument was moved to this place. Now the square in front of the station is closed for reconstruction, and the great engineer, wearing a construction helmet, looks after the work.