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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.   Published 2012.0229

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