Paddington Station Spared From The Wrecking Ball

London’s historic rail station at Paddington has gotten a reprieve from the train company that planned to demolish it to make way for an office development. “The proposed demolition… had approval from Westminster council and English Heritage, but was fought passionately by architectural historians. If it had gone ahead it would have been the most extensive destruction of a Grade I structure” since historical listing of buildings began in the UK.