This is an extract of the new concourse that has opened at King’s Cross station. Designed by John McAslan and Partners this 500m area is going to be the first impression that many people get of London when they arrive via train, and I must say I rather like it.

Before now they were faced with an exit onto a seedy street which is frequented by hookers late at night, and the only part of the station that really gathered any interest was a haphazard sign for Platform 9 3/4. Now, however, they are faced with a Foster-esque piece of architecture that fits in well with this city.

Not that they need my seal of approval of course, but they have it anyway.

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