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Kings Cross Station

London ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1851
  Finished1852
Building Uses
 - station
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - atrium
 - clock
 - frame
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire112 ft
122 feet

Description
Built by the Great Northern Railway as a terminal for the eastern coast line that connected England and Scotland. It was from this station that the Flying Scotsman express departed on its nonstop run to Edinburgh.

Built in the days of steam locomotives, the high atriums above the platforms helped keep the air reasonably breathable.

In the Harry Potter novels and movies, the Hogwarts train departs from the fictitious Platform 9 3/4. Today, however, a sign has been placed on the wall of the actual station between platforms 9 and 10 marking Platform 9 3/4.

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