So finally the corrugated canopy has gone – and the congested pit of pissed off commuters too. King’s Cross Square officially opened yesterday and there can’t be many moaners who prefer the previous look of the place.
We ventured down to snap a few pics in the hyper-real sunlight, and doesn’t it all look rather splendid? There must have been a huge effort to get the place looking shipshape as it was very much a building site not 24 hours before. In parts the tarmac under our feet was still hot.
The challenges of the space have been many, from the difficulty of placing trees above one of the city’s busiest Underground stations (they’ve had to go in oversized planters) to incorporating the massive air vents (played down in muted slate tones).
Our biggest challenge was that the Kentishtowner’s website hosts had database dramas all yesterday afternoon so the site was down, which is why we’ve only managed to post these images today.
The Victorian-themed festival this Sat and Sun is the ideal chance to go check out London’s brand new public space for yourselves.