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Kreis 5 | Kreis 1, ZH



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Zurich main railway station in the city center, which is only a 10-minute train ride away from the international Zurich Airport, is a European rail junction. Zurich HB is the largest train station in Switzerland. Zurich-West lies in district 5 near the Hardbrücke bridge and west of the Aussersihler viaduct. It is comprised of two railroad bridges: the Wipkinger viaduct and the Letten viaduct. The former industrial quarter is Zurich’s booming cultural and nightlife district. Centrally located Turbinenplatz became the city’s largest square. Toni-Molkerei, Steinfels, Maag and Sulzer-Escher Wyss are witnesses to the industrial age. The Escher Wyss area today comprises the Technopark (1993), three hotels, the Westpark, the Puls 5 shopping center and the Bluewin Tower. The old steel constructions of Puls 5 were intentionally preserved in highly visible spots. Many industrial buildings were put to new use, like the Kesselschmiede, which is called «Schiffbau» (English: shipbuilding) today as allusion to the former shipbuilding industry and belongs to the Schauspielhaus theater. Gewerbeschule is a quarter of the city of Zurich. It lies in the industrial quarter (district 5) and is bound in the north by the river Limmat. The Wipkinger railroad viaduct forms its western border. Neighboring quarters are City (by the main railway station), Langstrasse, Hard, Escher Wyss, Wipkingen and Unterstrass. Even today, many vocational and industrial schools that gave the quarter its name are located here. Among them is the well-known Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). The striking high-rise of the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (MGB) is located at Limmatplatz. With the Europaallee, which is currently under construction, a new connection towards Bahnhofstrasse will be established close to the train station. It will comprise the Zurich University of Teacher Education, apartments, offices and a shopping center with restaurants.