Discovering King's Cross
By: Michael Palin, Jay Merrick and Dan Cruickshank
Desc: Hardcover / 29x25 cm / 12pp
Category: Children's / Architecture
Release Date: September 2012
With its recent transformation, King’s Cross station has re-emerged as one of london’s most iconic buildings. Built in 1852, its elegance and simplicity stood in stark opposition to the neo-gothic extravagance of neighbouring St Pancras, and held its place as a prototype of modern architecture. The story of this station is a fascinating one. It’s a tale of changing fortunes and tides that follows the ascent and decline of Britain's railways.
This is the story of how a once great station was brought back into contact with its city and into the modern era through a visionary regeneration scheme executed by architects John Mcaslan + Partners. With a fabulous new concourse and a painstaking restoration of original features hidden away for far too long, King’s Cross has finally been revealed in all its glory.
It’s time to tell this story. It’s time to discover King’s Cross. With flaps to lift and an amazing interactive pop-up that brings the station to life, this book pays a well-deserved tribute to a marvellous piece of Britain’s architectural history.