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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Kings Cross Concourse Opens

The new concourse at Kings Cross station officially opened yesterday. The orientation of people has moved to the west of the station making the connection between Kings Cross and St Pancras easier and more logical. Now spacious and light with shops restaurants and cafes making your wait a pleasant affair.
When the renovations first began at St Pancras we were told this was to be a destination station with people wanting to come to the station for all that was there and surrounding it. it is well on the way to achieving this.

19 comments:

John said...

Hoping to spend a day between these two stations, with camera gear.

Emm said...

Gorgeous shot! It is so pretty - I can see it becoming as iconic as the ceiling in the British Museum.

Adullamite said...

Man alive! How often I have waited there! What a difference.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh exciting - mist visit.... Thanks for reminding me, Mo

Honest Abe said...

Lovely. We have nothing to compare.

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Sharon said...

Very nicely done! I love all the light!

jabblog said...

That looks superb. Must find a reason to go to Kings Cross.

Luis Gomez said...

Looks gorgeous Mo!

An Maliq said...

It looks wonderful! I saw it being constructed, but the result is really fantastic!

Wayne said...

Am I right in assuming Norman Foster had a hand in this?

RedPat said...

It looks cool. Reminds me of the British Museum too.

Jack said...

It looks terrific. In some ways, I like to think of London as timeless and unchanging, but when I think about it, London has actually seen a lot of architectural change in recent years. This is a very well done space.

Angie said...

Looks more like an airport! Very swish.

Louis la Vache said...

This little glimpse of the station makes it look quite inviting!

IleDuLevant said...

Wayne: this was done by another London architecture practice, John McAslan + Partners: http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/projects/king-s-cross-station
Arup were the engineers on this project and have worked on similar 'diagrid' structures for Fosters, eg the Gherkin, the British Museum roof and the Hearst building in New York.

Angie: the architects will be pleased to hear you say that as that was their intention, with separate areas for arrivals and departures (this concourse).

Caroline said...

Wow! Some economic downturn you are having!

jennyfreckles said...

I was there on Thursday - it's great. So spacious, it has a real 'wow' factor.

Steffe said...

I like it.

Alexander said...

Very nice and cool. I like.

Alexander
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