A is for Amsterdam

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The word Amsterdam is proudly emblazoned in the glass-tiled roof of the new Bus Station at the rear of the Central Station.

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The domed roof is made of 4,500 outrageous orange and glorious gold glass panels, all fitted onto a steel roof frame.  Each panel measures between one and three metres square and the giant letters are 22 metres tall.

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#ff664e color imageHex color reference:  #FF664E

A colourful note: this red-orange shade is known as outrageous orange in Crayola world since 1990.  In this year, the crayon producers decided to introduce more fluroescent colours to theri range and renamed their original fluroescent crayons at the same time.  Thus, Ultra Orange Fluorescent (born 1972) took on the more exciting name of Outrageous Orange.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 8 March 2016



10 thoughts on “A is for Amsterdam

    1. Yes, I hadn’t thought of that. I had seen it from the other side of the water and had no idea it was glass and bright until I was right underneath

      On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:


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