Crossing King’s Cross, Magdalena Jetelova
'The King’s Cross section of central London has been significantly marked by its industrial past dating from the 18th century. This part of London, comprised of a network of industrial plants and warehouses and traversed by railway tracks and canals, is set to become a modern urban crossroad. It will host the terminal of high-speed trains between London and Paris, connecting Britain with the Continent. The 54 hectares of railway land behind King’s Cross and St Pancras stations is today a sparsely populated, unarticulated territory within a dense and fast-paced urban environment.'