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Saturday, February 11, 2012

End of the Line



Liverpool Street Station is a little strange. It started life as a standard Victorian station with the high vaulted glazed cast iron roof needed to cope with steam trains. When it was redeveloped in the sixties (maybe early seventies) they covered over half the station so they could sell off land to build on, and the Broadgate Centre was born. Because of its geography there are high walkways (with, yes you guessed it, shops)that let you look down on the people scurrying around.

I'm off for a while, as ever the posts should keep rolling.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 1

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Blogger Rob C said ... (21:42) : 

Liverpool Street Station was redeveloped I the mid eighties. To see how it looked before redevelopement watch the film 'The Elephant Man' there is a scene near the start where Joseph Merrick is chased through the old tunnels and walkways.

It also features in the film'Give my Regards to Broad Street' where the whole story revolves around the last day of operation of the next door station, Broad Street.

 

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