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Signalbox 2

(built 1998 - 1999, see tags for further known data).

A railway utilitybuilding, Signal Box has an exterior cladding ofcopper strips that are twisted at certain places to admit daylight. While the copper creates a dynamic architectural skin, its functional role is to provide an electrostatic shield.

A signal box is a building from which railway signals and switches are controlled. Here the designation also seems to relate subjectively to this structure's scaleless boxlike form lacking typical windows, doors, and floor divisions. As a viewer moves around it, its lustrous twisted copper facade appears to change, a characteristic observable by travelers on passing trains.

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Taken on April 24, 2010