Category Archives: Architecture

Wildlife friendly sculpture wins Silver Gilt award

Vert, the 15 metre high wildlife friendly sculpture on Wharfdale Road N1 9UA was almost totally replanted earlier this year by two volunteers from local environment and arts charity King’s Cross Community Projects (KCCP). They entered the Islington in Bloom … Continue reading

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A corner of Kings Cross that is forever Samoa, Seychelles, British Virgin Islands etc

All the palaver about off shore companies can feel a little distant at times but you can just walk up to the door of many  Kings Cross properties and experience it for yourself.  Private Eye produced a map of property acquired … Continue reading

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Cranes of Kings Cross

Crane rental has been used for many years as a proxy for construction industry activity.  Here are eleven at work in Kings Cross.  

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Plea to Argent to gift a valuable ecological resource to the King’s Cross green corridor

The King’s Cross pond, or ‘Of Soil and Water’ to use the title of this temporary art installation near the York Way railway bridge, was planned to exist for just two years. After that it will be filled in and … Continue reading

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Islington triangle – proposals for buildings published for consultation until 14 April

  Developers propose some large buildings on the land behind the concrete works and construction training centre by Randell’s Road and York Way according to plans published on the Council website yesterday.  This is the ‘Islington Triangle’ site that was … Continue reading

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Gyratory removal plans released for consultation!!!

Later today Transport for London will release the initial concept plan for removing the horrendous traffic gyratory system that has blighted lives for decades in King’s Cross. Caledonian Ward Councillor Paul Convery, who has supported this move, said, “We cannot … Continue reading

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Behind the hoarding at Wharfdale Road and York Way

In case you were wondering what is behind the hoardings at the site of the future Whitbread Hotel at the junction of Wharfdale and York Way it’s a giant hole.  Not quite as big as the one under the Guardian … Continue reading

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Fabulous ‘new’ 1895 map of Kings Cross online – five feet to the mile!

A wonderful online presentation of the 1893-95 Ordnance Survey sheets for London are available from the National Library for Scotland.  At this astonishing scale the detail is exquisite, even within some buildings such as the train stations (predating Google by … Continue reading

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