"The transformation process of the central train station in Bonn is evidently going slow. While the construction of the new shopping centre next to it is happening in no time, the renovation of the main station's roof is taking for ever, badly enough for daily commuters. So much about the ambitious aim of Deutsche Bahn.
Main stations often create an entrance to the city, hence there is undeniably a good reason for emphasising cultural heritage in this area. The private development of three new shopping centre buildings just in front of the historical central station is going to change the view on the 'city's gate' entirely. The impact of faceless modern shopping containers situated just in front of an architecture, the city of Bonn usually likes to show off with, is rather an unpleasant response to changing needs than a careful handling with heritage."