King's Cross Station
Designer: Lewis Cubitt
Builders: John and William Jay, Euston Road
Cubitt also designed the companion Great Northern hotel. "The land was acquired for £65,000 and the station cost £123,500 to build. The train shed comprises two vaults of clear arch construction. The ribs supporting the roof covering were originally of laminated timber but were replaced in steel. The roof spans are 105ft wide by 800ft long" [www.networkrail.co.uk].
Photograph by George P. Landow.
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