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Floating on platform nine: St Pancras gets a new art installation

Posted at 6:00 pm, April 18, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Transport

It’s getting to the point where looking up at the sky is no longer the most depressing thing ever…. between hail storms that is. But, with the volatile April weather always keeping us guessing, a certain London train station has welcomed an optimistic constant through its doors. As of this morning, fluffy white clouds have taken pride of place above the vast Grand Terrace at St Pancras International station, the first installation to claim the loftiest part of the space. Suspended above the heads of daily commuters, the sculpture created by Lucy and Jorge Orta features bronze inhabitants upon perfectly formed clouds and will be lingering until December this year. Like the plinth at Trafalgar Square, the Terrace Wires will be a space for rotational art, and at the end of 2013, the clouds will be replaced by the second piece which will be chosen by a team of highly-esteemed judges. For the time being, enjoy a pretty, cloud-filled sky both inside and out. And if it does rain, remember that rain’s pretty awesome too. Jude Brosnan

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