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Going underground Martin Pawley looks at the significance and history of London's underground, while Roland Paoletti, the client for the Jubilee Line, describes how the newest crop of stations came in

Westminster station lies below Michael Hopkins and Partners' new parliamentary building, Portcullis House, and links the existing District and Circle Line with the jle. The project involved the re-building of the station around existing services; it includes new District and Circle Line platforms as well as the new ticket hall. The massive underground structure had to be designed to restrain the forces of the earth around the large open station spaces and provide foundations for Portcullis ...


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