Gijón is a city of about 300.000 on the north coast of Spain in Asturias (http://www.gijon.es
). Traditionally based on heavy industry and port activity, in the past few years tourism has become an important part of the economy. Recently, the city has started a massive project to reclaim land presently occupied by railroads which cut the city in two. The finished project will bring at least six towers, a covered gallery (with shops), extensive parks and commercial structures to land which is now wasted and will change the city radically. The architect is Jeronimo Junquera, who won the public competition from 3 other plans.
The following publication details the plan (in Spanish):
Here are some shots from that publication:
View from the harbor showing six planned towers. Five are residential and the shortest one is a hotel. I live next to the planned short one!
View from the west, including the new station in the center ground, which will be a building covered by trees and gardens:
This is the present view, showing how the tracks and highway bisect the city forming a barrier between neighborhoods:
There's not much information on the web about this, but I'll try to keep it updated. Since I live very close, I'll take some photos of how the area is presently to give an idea of the scale of the scheme.