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a life in architecture - robert thorne

For architecture and engineering historian Robert Thorne, the Zurich Stadelhofen station (above) is a winner. Originally built in the 19th century, it was redeveloped by Santiago Calatrava in the 1980s. For Thorne, who has a particular interest in station design and has worked on several London stations - St Pancras, Paddington, Liverpool Street - it is an example of a station that really works, although he admits it is not a terminus.

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