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ST. PANCRAS RESURRECTION

It rises regally from the front of London's St Pancras railway stationSir Gilbert Scott's confection of a masterpiece, which has not made its way lightly through the years.

When built in the late 1800s as the Midland Grand Hotel, the building was a hallmark of high Victorian sumptuousness, designed to prove that the gothic style could suit commercial architecture. Yet being a hotel with just eight bathrooms on the cusp of the en-suite revolution, it quickly fell out of fashion.

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Wang Shu Pritzker PrizeDaniel Libeskind in SingaporeMVE Institutional in Los Angeles, CaliforniaSOM in Beijing, ChinaBIG with Architectural Nexus in Park City, UtahStéphane Maupin and Nicolas Hugon in Paris, France...   Published 2012.0222

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