The royals of Belgium and the Netherlands joined architect Santiago Calatrava in Liège, Belgium last week to celebrate the conclusion of a major phase of construction of the new Liège-Guillemins TGV station.The new station was conceived as a link between two distinct areas of the city, which previously had been separated by the tracks. On the north side of the site is a rundown urban area, and. the south a, landscaped residential area. Calatrava's design bridges the sides with a 656 foot terminal, built symmetrically about a northwest-southeast axis. The arched roof of the building extends over the five platforms for another 476 feet.The station will become one of the main nodes in Europe's high-speed rail network taking only 2 hours to get from Paris and Frankfurt, and 3 from London.