Big metal roofs speak of confidence and boldness and of the time of this country's greatest industrial might...It manages to be futuristic and nostalgic at once; the concept may be pushing two centuries old, but the likes of Foster and Rogers still present it as the acme of modernity. — Guardian
In a week dominated by images of buildings burning to the ground, there have been at least a few people out there still building the things. The press was granted a preview of King's Cross station's new concourse, ahead of its opening in time for the Olympics next year. Designed by architect John McAslan, it is a majestically conceived space which stands alongside the Grade 1-listed sheds and replaces the cramped and grotty 1960s extension that currently serves as the station's entrance. — guardian.co.uk
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