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|Architect||Isambard Kingdom Brunel||
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|Location||London, England, UK map|
|Date||1852 to 1854 timeline|
|Building Type||train station, railway station, transportation terminal|
|Construction System||wrought and cast iron and brick|
|Notes||with Matthew Digby Wyatt. Train station with train shed.|
|Discussion||Paddington Station Commentary
The Creator's Words
"I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc. ... such a thing will be entirely metal as to all the general forms ... ; it almost of necessity becomes an Engineering Work, but, to be honest, even it if were not, it is a branch of architecture of which I am fond, and of course, believe myself fully competent for, but for detail of ornamentation I neither have time nor knowledge ..."
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, in a letter to Matthew Digby Wyatt inviting collaboration on the design of Paddington Station, as quoted in Randall J. Van Vunckt, ed., International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture: Volume 1, Architects. Detroit: St. James Press, 1993.
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