Gallery: PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Weste...

 
Although still 6 months away from completion, the amazing renovation of London's King's Cross Station is taking shape wonderfully. The massive three-pronged project designed by John McAslan + Partners involves clever reuse, thoughtful restoration and new construction to create a new iconic work of architecture that will serve as a gateway to London and the 2012 Olympics. The restoration of the historic buildings and main train shed is already complete and now all that is left to finish construction on is the centerpiece of the station - the Western Concourse. The wave-like semi-circular canopy will be the largest single-span station structure in Europe and will transform the train station with natural daylighting into a welcoming and uplifting space.

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  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 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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