Friday, October 11, 2013

King's Cross Airport: London Re-Imagined

For those of you who have been following the recent redevelopment and regeneration around London's King's Cross Station, you might be surprised to hear that architect Charles W. Glover had very different plans for that area in the 1930s... Indeed, he published plans at the time in the Illustrated London News, proposing to turn King's Cross into an airport terminal!

Check out this amazing illustration of the architect's vision:


The project obviously had a number of flaws and planes were a lot smaller back then than they are today, but I can't help feeling tickled by these architectural grand visions and what if projects that never saw the light of day.

To read more about the project, follow this link to the Darkest London blog. Darkest London is a great blog relating all sorts of little known information about London and the riches of its past.