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This is part of the St Pancras station facade where i include the curvy part

St. Pancras (Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott. 1868-77.)
is the terminus of the Midland Railway, with the exception of the Gt. Eastern terminus at Liverpool-st, the largest and handsomest railway-station in England. It is built of iron and glass, in a single span. The girders of the roof do not, as in most cases, extend from side to side, supported by abut. ments at either end, like the girders of an ordinary house, but spring straight from the groupd, in pairs from either side of the building, the upper ends curving over, and meeting in the middle. Each girder is broad at the base, tapering gradually as it bends over to meet its fellow, and the whole station is thus simply a vast roof springing directly from the ground, the brick walls at the side being in fact mere screens of no structural value in the way of support. This peculiar form of girder, giving the arch of the roof a somewhat pointed instead of the usual rounded contour, has a quaintly Gothic effect, which harmonises well with the gorgeous architecture of the huge Midland Grand hotel which forms the Euston-rd façade of the structure

Cheers,
Ralf

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