This display features original drawings, photographs, models, and film footage documenting the work by the lead architects and masterplanners John McAslan + Partners and engineer ARUP to transform London’s King’s Cross Station for Network Rail. Timed for completion to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics, McAslan’s sensitive restoration of Lewis Cubitt’s historic terminal and new Western Concourse will triple the station’s size and re-orientate its entrance to enhance transportation links with St Pancras. Display objects on loan from John McAslan + Partners will document the regeneration of the King’s Cross terminus within the contexts of design, preservation and civic renewal. As an icon of everyday London life, King’s Cross will also be explored within popular imagination - in films and music as well as historical events.
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