I pass through Kings Cross station 4-6 times a week, and it really is one of the most depressing London rail terminal buildings (Euston's not great either, but King's Cross's squat green 70's concourse is really nasty, and St Pancras next door really shows it up!)
But there is light at the end of the tunnel - the new station concourse is to be opened on the 19th March, and today they had a model of the new extension for visitors to look at.
|Photo of the interior - inhabitat.com|
The ugly green part is to stay until 2013 - so that until then, visitors to the city arriving at Kings Cross will still be welcomed by a low ceilinged, dimly fluorescent-lit overhanging metal building, but I supposed it is hoped that they are rushed through quickly and don't notice much! In 2013, the whole lot will be replaced by an open public square.
I am looking forwards to the new concourse opening, not least because it is going to have a branch of my favourite fast food takeaway, Wasabi!
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