“Britain’s path to a future after empire”

August 7, 2016

St. Pancras Railway Station in a London borough reopened in 2007 after extensive renovation. The railway station first opened in 1868 with what at the time was the largest single-span arch roof in the world. As befell many exuberant examples of Victorian architecture in the mid 20th-century, the train station was threatened with demolition but ultimate saved. The renovated rail station re-opened to the public as St. Pancras International in 2007, connecting the British Isle to the European continent via the Channel Tunnel.

 

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St. Pancras International was London’s Valentine to Europe

By Adrian Higgins

The Washington Post

August 6, 2016

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