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Old April 6th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #401
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^Cool!

St Pancras is really a superb train station.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #402
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great photos El Greco. If only all our transport hubs were as nice.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #403
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Yes, certainly the finest station in the country and one of the best in the world. It's just so huge and impressive yet they've managed to retain a real sense of character and Victorian charm. Haven't been there in ages so it's nice to see the tables and chairs (not so much the bins!) 'outside' the cafes. Filling that large lower level area with this sort of thing adds a good dynamic and livelines to the space, especially to look down upon from the relatively uncluttered main level. Would like to have a look around the Eurostar area.. could do with a weekend break in Paris anyway

Also gotta say they're some really great photos El Greco, especially the second; very lucky (or most likely very patient) to have no people in shot.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #404
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Just a couple of St Pancras from me a while bk, not as good as El Greco's, but do show some of the Victorian wonder.. sorry if this is a bit off the topic of Kings Cross but it all relates imo







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Old April 7th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #405
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Mate, if these are your tangents, I think you need to be off-topic more often. They are cracking pics...
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Old April 9th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #406
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They are good pics. But I do like to see things being built...I'm an engineer if you couldn't tell haha
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Old April 11th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #407
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Some renders of the A&M, Chipperfield and Porphyrious buildings - this is a very interesting scheme and what many people (including myself) would love to see more of in London a mix of new, modern-traditional and restored buildings - now get the spaces in between right! All images from the GMJ website; http://www.gmj.net/#pageType=home&su...one&selectID=0











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Old April 11th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #408
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Thanks for posting. I'm all for this type of mix. I dont think the Porphyrious is adding much though, when Chipperfield and A&M bring some class and a sense of Roman urbanity.
Indeed, it reminds me of the Art deco / Mussolinian style that emerged in central and Northern Italy in the 1920-30s. These buildings have aged very well and the passagiatas (colonnades with shops) are now still very lively.

Maybe this will be a European quarter nobody has managed to build in the UK yet.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #409
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No worries, guess it was the wrong thread. I couldn't find one though

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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #410
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #411
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^ And you posted this in the King's Cross thread because.....??????
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #412
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and those are going to be in Kings Cross right?

All very interesting but WTF made you post those images in this thread?
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I think you want this thread; http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...244026&page=23

You don't need a new thread for everything. Just have a nosey around the European and UK forums. You'll usually find something related to what interests you.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #414
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Another dumb scheme for dubai... a city that really needs it because its just so dense....NOT.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #415
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I think you want this thread; http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...244026&page=23

You don't need a new thread for everything. Just have a nosey around the European and UK forums. You'll usually find something related to what interests you.
Thanks Fitz. I wasn't sure where to put them. I know it wasn't here but couldnt find the thread. Their up there now. EVERYONE CHILL
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Old April 29th, 2009, 04:50 AM   #416
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Here are some pics of what it will look like inside the Western Concourse of Kings Cross. They are currently laying the ground slab and seem to be about 40% complete.









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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #417
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So they've gone all Westfield on the roof... I knew it was too good to be true
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Old April 29th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #418
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On the other hand you could say they have gone all The British Museum...
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Old April 29th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #419
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But it is the fact that the roof isn't completely covered in glass rather than the centre bit. Obviously it was done to save money but it is a great shame, especially when there are some lovely buildings that would be seen through it, including the hotel and perhaps parts of St. Pancras station.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #420
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I'm not quite sure I get the logic behind the circulation of the new concourse. Will the main access to the platforms be along the existing 'front' of the station? If so, there's going to be one hell of a bottleneck at the corner. Having only ever seen the roof plan of the scheme, I assumed there would be a large bridge spanning all the platforms, but the one in the renders seems quite small. Ticket halls at terminus stations go at the end of the platforms for a reason!

Are there basement/ground/mezzanine floor plans for this scheme that'll let me see how it all goes together?
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