If you read my blog on the Internet, you’ll know the banner picture of my website is the western concourse of King’s Cross. I make no apology in saying I LOVE it. I e talked about it before and I’ll probably do so again.
After seeing the dismal disasters of 1960s office blocks being shoved in front of brilliant nineteenth century architecture (think old King’s Cross or Hull Paragon- see pics below in case you’ve forgotten) it is great to see things being done to rectify it.
King’s Cross is a fantastic example. A new bigger concourse was needed. The result was architecturally, and engineeringly, awe inspiring. I love what the original engineers achieved in their cathedrals – Paddington, St Pancras, Bristol Temple Meads to name but a few but even they would have thought twice at the roof design of the western concourse.
And it is magnificent.
*sitting was impossible in the old concourse as there were about 2 benches to go round everyone.