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aerial photograph of St Pancras railway station & Kings Cross Station London England UK, taken from the south shwoing the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. St Pancras station is today known as St Pancras International due to its connection to the the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Grade I listed St Pancras Station was opened in 1868 and designed by William Henry Barlow. When completed it had the largest single span roof in the world. The station was given an £800 million refurbishment , completed in 2007 which resulted in the huge new 200m long platform Canopy shown in the photo. The original station hotel was called Midland Grand Hotel , opened in 1873 and designed by George Gilbert Scott. The hotel closed in 1935 but the building was retained as railway offices. British Rail had hoped to demolish the building but after a campaign to save it, the building was listed in 1967. The building was refurbished and extended with additions by architects Aedas RHWL and reopened as the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London in 2011. Kings Cross station on the right, was designed by George Turnbull and Thomas Cubitt and the Crystal Palace engineer William Cubitt. It was opened in 1852 and both stations are now operated by Network Rail.
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