Sky-blue steel-girdered vastness. Towering volume of sound, Pigeons looking unconfused, about their pigeon business, Nobody did train stations like the Europeans, and the British, she thought, best of all. Faith in infrastructure, coupled with a necessity-driven gift for retrofitting. . . . Gazing around like a child, Milgrim, his face lit with a boy's delight in the blue-girded drama, the Dinkey toy grandeur of the great station. [William Gibson, Zero History (2010)]

General views

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Station exterior

Station interior

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Hotel exterior

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Hotel interior

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