Puzzled In London: 1
This doesn’t exist. The immense Doric Arch that used to herald the entrance to Euston Station was torn down in 1961 against the wishes of the public and architectural experts, and was dumped to save money, but its pediments still exist and have been turned – inevitably – into pubs.
The buildings that replaced it were disastrous and ugly. The government was accused of of philistinism and apathy, its destructive habit of tearing down the past deemed wanton and unnecessary – but gone is gone, although there have always been noises about rebuilding it (see faked photo above).
One glimpse of the railway’s past glories can still be seen. On the pediments are carved the names of towns. But even this is a cheat. Why?