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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
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Victorian
Notes with Matthew Digby Wyatt. Train station with train shed.
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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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