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new st.pancras , euston road, london

new st.pancras , euston road, london
built 1819-22 by h.w. and w. inwood, inspired directly by the erechtheum in athens and its caryatids, here modelled by rossi in terracotta [ they had to have a slice removed at the waist as they were made too tall] to guard the gates of the vaults ,and with a tower based on 3 copies of the tower of winds. this was the most expensive church built in london since st.paul's cathedral, costing £77,000 or so, pugin hated it and it dated quickly, but was sufficiently novel to be copied for cape town's cathedral, now gone.

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