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Waterloo Station was built in the middle of the 19th century by William Tate in the Lambeth area. Since those since then the station has been redesigned and expanded several times until it took over modern look. Now Waterloo station has 24 platforms with a total length of more than six kilometers.
Several decades ago, the architect Nicholas Grimshaw, ideological follower of Sir Norman Foster, covered the station building hyperbolic glass vault. A cross between Victorian and high-tech produces an unexpected effect: passengers who are uncommon interiors, head up, looking at the sky through the transparent roof. Besides In addition, the station is distinguished by convenient navigation and clear information terminals.
The station building faces Westminster Palace on the south the embankment of the Thames. There is also a memorial wheel for films and television. review"London Eye". North across the Thames to Westminster leads the famous namesake of the station - Waterloo Bridge.
For a long time, Waterloo station received trains coming from mainland Europe along the Eurotunnel running under the English Channel. Remarkably that the famous English sense of humor manifested itself here: by its name the station evokes in the memory of French guests the historical battle that ended not the best way for the Napoleonic Empire.
Waterloo Station is not only the largest transport a hub of the city, but a part of its culture. In the 60s, The Kinks dedicated the station the song Waterloo Sunset, which gained incredible popularity. Besides the name the walls of the station themselves became famous. Some of the outside walls of Waterloo are painted the iconic street artist Banksy. Not so long ago, these images had digitize and add to the album. The impetus for which was the sad incident, when diligent cleaners washed away the graffiti of cultural value.
And it was at Waterloo station in 2005 that he finished his the last of the London double-decker buses - red "Rutmaster", over the decades of service has become an indisputable symbol of London.
The station is also mentioned in literary works. A dramatic story proceeded against the backdrop of the railway station Meetings and Separations of Lovers in a novel by New York writer Emily Grayson.
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