King’s Cross airport? The outlandish plans for London that almost got built

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© English Heritage

London has a great number of magnificent buildings and structures that came and went, that were demolished or destroyed. Buildings such as the original Palace of Westminster, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, the Euston Arch or the Crystal Palace are only available to us as paintings or photographs, tantalising in their absence.

But there are other ways in which the development of the capital could have been greatly different – proposals that stood to make changes to the urban landscape which, had they happened, would have changed the course of the city.

Full article at the Guardian