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Timelapse Footage Shows Construction of Amsterdam's Underwater Bike-Parking Facility

The city of Amsterdam has released timelapse footage of the construction of its newest and largest bicycle-parking facility, which opened to the public on Thursday, January 26, media said.

Video released by the Municipality of Amsterdam shows the construction of the underwater Stationsplein bicycle parking facility in front of the city’s central station.

The city said water had to be pumped from the Open Havenfront to construct the facility, which is connected to Amsterdam Central Station and can hold 7,000 bikes.

A second new facility at the station was due to open in February, to hold 4,000 bikes.

The city was scheduled to host a celebration of the opening on January 28. Credit: Municipality of Amsterdam via Storyful

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