Haydarpasa station located in Kadikoy in the Asian side of Istanbul, is one of Istanbul marker monuments. The 110-year-old building was damaged partially due to a fire that occurred in 2010. The roof was the most affected part after the incident.
The building has a great historical and architectural value. It was designed by the architects Otto Ritter and Hilmuth Conu in the beginning of the 20th Century. It Was a main station in Anatolia that served as the entry to the east. In fact, it was the terminus of the Istanbul-Medina-Damascus railway line.
It was also used later as an armory during the Independence war and the World war I after what it broke down completely and it has been rebuilt on the 10th anniversary of the founding of Turkish Republic.
The restoration works that were launched in 2015 have just been completed recently and they were accomplished accordingly to the original structure. In fact, slate was used on the roof and the towers. Besides, some of the wood joineries that were unfunctional not because of the fire but due to the bad weather and the heavy rain, were also renovated. The whole building was totally renewed with all its floors.
It’s important to mention that this is not the first restoration works that the building had. The building underwent plenty of renovation works as it was damaged several times.
It’s expected to reopen once the whole restoration works will be completed and will serve probably as the terminal station for the new high-speed train coming from Ankara and stopping currently in Pendik.