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Cloud sculpture installed at St Pancras station

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A new sculpture featuring two giant clouds has been installed at London’s St Pancras station

The Cloud: Meteoros installation by the Lucy + Jorge Orta is the first of three public art installations which will hang above the Grand Terrace, replacing the Olympic rings which were suspended from the roof during the 2012 London Games.

On top of the large clouds are figures - a reference to the passengers who await their trains below.

Artist Lucy Orta said: ‘I hope our sculpture, suspended in the midst of this incredible architecture, will be one more way for the millions of visitors to admire the beauty of the space and to take their minds off the mundane.’

The unveiling is the first in the Terrace Wires series which will see other works suspended from the same equipment used to hold the Olympic rings in place from the rooftop above the Eurostar platforms.

The judging panel includes broadcaster Evan Davis, who said: ‘St Pancras is an intimidating space to fill so it has been fascinating to see how the shortlisted artists responded to the challenge in divergent and imaginative ways. Lucy and Jorge Orta’s work stood out for its ability to stand out against the architecture.’

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