Discovering King’s Cross tells the story of Kings Cross Station, built in 1852, and its elegant and simple Victorian design, noted for the contrast to its neo-gothic neighbour St Pancras.
But this is the story of the rise-and-fall-and-rise of King’s Cross Station, which has undergone a £500 million restoration and redevelopment by architects John McAslan + Partners.
When we say pop-up, we mean it. The middle section lurches out from the book to form a 3D scape of King’s Cross station, replete with the new glass domed John McAslan + Partners designed Western Concourse, which abuts the original building.
A further pop-out tab reveals the frontage of the 160-year-old station, which even contains pop-out trains and tubes.
Dalzel,l who was appointed by McAslan + Partners, has a free-hand and out-of-scale style in keeping with the playful spirit of the book which has been written by Michael Palin and Dan Cruickshank.
Discovering King’s Cross: A Pop-Up book is published by Cicada and will be published later this month priced £17.95