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Transforming King's Cross

Jay Merrick

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 160

  • Publisher: Merrell

  • Date Published: May 2012

  • Stock Code: 78215

  • ISBN: 9781858945873

  • Binding: Hardback

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The reinvention of London's Grade I-listed King's Cross station by Network Rail, architectural practice John McAslan + Partners and engineers Arup is among Europe's most ambitious infrastructure projects. It has seen more than the restoration and modernization of the historic fabric of Lewis Cubitt's original double-barrelled train shed of 1852, in itself a masterpiece of rational design: the vast new semicircular Western Concourse, with its dramatic glass-and-steel canopy, creates at King's Cross one of Britain's most iconic examples of transport architecture. This fascinating book tells the complete story of the transformation of the station, a transport hub that is projected to be used by some 55 million people each year and is the gateway to the wider urban regeneration of the bustling surrounding area. With lively contributions from experts in the fields of architecture, planning and design, Transforming King's Cross is the essential record of a groundbreaking project, and offers a preview of the new dynamics of movement and place that are set to become familiar in our large cities over the coming decades.

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