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Step forward, please, Leeds station designers

Glenn Howells' reported worries over Birmingham New Street Station's proposed redevelopment being 'almost impossible' (AJ 9.1.03) might be alleviated or deepened if he studied the recent (practically) complete rebuilding of Leeds Station involving demolition of the old 'cow-shed', months of megastructures of scaffolding (inspired by William Gibson's short story Johnny Mnemonic? ), a new roof over 16-plus platforms and a 50 per cent increase in tracks at the west end.

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