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UK £39.95
Hardback with jacket
224 pages
29 x 25 cm (11.5 x 9.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4398-5
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The Building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Stephen Bayley

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link is Britain’s first dedicated high-speed railway line and its first major railway-building project in more than a century. Running from London’s newly refurbished St Pancras International station to the mouth of the Channel Tunnel, the link will decrease journey times to Paris and beyond, as well as to commuter towns in the south-east of England. The project is also being credited with significant regeneration in the areas around the new stations and terminus. Well-known architecture and design commentator Stephen Bayley tells the story of the building of the link and its sensitive insertion into the rural and urban landscape, from the spectacular renaissance of St Pancras to the unearthing of significant archaeological remains along the route, and from the creation of bridges, viaducts and tunnels to the planting of wild-flower meadows. Lively and entertaining, this is a fascinating record of a groundbreaking project.

 

Presents the most significant civil-engineering project in Britain in more than a century
Profusely illustrated with stunning photography, including archival images and dramatic construction shots
Covers all aspects of the project, from design and planning to construction and opening by Her Majesty The Queen

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Stephen Bayley is the architecture and design correspondent for The Observer newspaper and co-founder of the Design Museum, London.

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A truly magnificent volume, with lavish illustrations and a perceptive text … The appeal of this wonderful book is its attention to detail

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