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PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King's Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

by , 08/15/11
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Image ©McAslan + Partners

Construction on the Western Concourse is expected to be complete in March 2012, just in time for the influx of visitors before the Olympics. Passenger numbers are expected to increase to 50 million annually in the station by next year. “For the practice, and for me personally, the redevelopment of King’s Cross station isn’t just an exercise in updating an old Victorian railway terminus and creating a vastly improved traveling condition,” said John McAslan. “I believe the reinvention and transformation of King’s Cross station is, quite simply, the most significant piece of place-making in London for many years. And like its near neighbor at St. Pancras, it promises to be a marvelous grand project in the great European tradition. So let’s salute this endeavor and look forward to celebrating its completion to coincide with London’s Olympic in 2012.”

+ John McAslan + Partners

Images ©Hufton + Crow, McAslan + Partners, John Sturrock

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3 Comments

  1. lverka August 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

    hideous – even worse than Pei’s pyramids in the courtyard of the Louvre. Why not celebrate the existing, historic edifice instead of trying to obscure it with a massive latticework of shiny white tubes? Ghastly – tear it down.

  2. paul_reiss Paul_Reiss August 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Very cool. Looks like they’re grabbing some inspiration from the zeilgalerie in Frankfurt.

  3. omelay August 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    what about platform 9 3/4?

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