== History and architecture ==
The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie.
The originally iron and glass train hall was designed by Clement van Bogaert, an engineer, and covers an area of 12,000 square metres. The height of the station was once necessary for the steam of locomotives. The roof of the train hall was originally made of steel.
During World War II, severe damage was inflicted to the train hall by the impact of V-2 bombs, without destroying the structural stability of the building, according to National Railway Company of Belgium. Nevertheless, it has been claimed that the warping of the substructure due to a V-2 bomb had caused constructional stresses.
Antwerpen-Centraal is the name of the main railway station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The station is operated by the national railway company NMBS.
In 1998 large-scale reconstruction work began to convert the station from a terminus to a through station.
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