The Great British Railway Station KING'S CROSS
Irwell Press first published Great British Railway Station King’s Cross in 1990, before ‘the biggest urban renewal project in Western Europe’ got under way and ‘The Cross’ metamorphosed into the restored and enhanced modern wonder of today. The seediness, the littered grimy streets and ‘Norf London’ working class air has utterly vanished which is in a way a shame but the old place has gained, well, take a look round Cubitt’s stolid building, once mirrored but now conjoined by the Gothic pile across the road and judge for yourself what it might have gained. That ‘biggest urban renewal project in Western Europe’ back in 1990 many saw it as a dire threat, with proposals to demolish the Great Northern Hotel and other outlandish mortifications but in the end it has all gone rather well and the stations, King’s Cross and St Pancras are happily safe as long as there is a London - remember, for many years both lived under the threat of annihilation. Their fate could so easily have been that of Euston, just up the road.
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