|The Meeting Place, one of the statues in St Pancras Station|
It's hard to believe that in 1966 they almost demolished the entire station. There were plans to amalgamate it with Kings Cross Station just across the way. Thankfully it was saved. This could have been due to public opinion following an earlier demolition disaster. In 1962 Euston Station was demolished. The 1960s saw a lot of demolition of old buildings. The nation seemed to show little interest in preserving them but Euston Station was different. It was of special architectural interest, with a magnificent Doric Arch as its entrance. A passionate 'Save the Arch' campaign was mounted but failed. The whole edifice was destroyed and all in the name of modernisation. It truly is heartbreaking but it may have been this campaign that prevented St Pancras from suffering the same fate.
Have any beautiful old buildings been replaced by uninspiring 'improvements' in your area?