Neither the dictator Primo de Rivera nor the Republic saw the materialization of the dream of a hub in the north of the capital that would untangle the city’s rail network. This was not achieved until the years of Francoist developmentalism, when Corrales & Molezún built the station in Madrid’s Charmatín district, crowning it with barrel vaults. Rather excluded from Spain’s high-speed plans and eclipsed by Atocha and its additions downtown, the northern terminal has nevertheless gotten attention of late, finding itself at the core of Madrid Nuevo Norte, a real-estate operation already underway. While the schemes for office and residential buildings get finalized, the task of burying the train tracks has begun, freeing up land for a park jointly designed by West 8 and Porras Guadiana, and a proposal has been unveiled that will turn the 1970s station into a cutting-edge, multimodal, and sustainable complex. UNStudio, b720, and Esteyco will make it accommodate evolving transport services, incorporate service-sector uses in terraced blocks, and cut a figure in the area through a recognizable image of half-cylinder marquees.