Station wall with beam supporting the train shed

Station wall with beam supporting the train shed

Designer: William Henry Barlow

Builders: Butterley Company

1868-77

St. Pancras Station, London

Note the iron tracery that fills the gap between the curved upper surface of the beam and the station's interior wall: even the engineering elements include embellishment.

"The roof is supported at ground-floor level by 690 cast-iron columns" ["www.touruk.co.uk"].

Photograph and text by George P. Landow

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