THE skyline you meet coming out of the new look King’s Cross and St Pancras stations is bound to change in the coming years, not least because Camden Council is axing its ‘Town Hall annexe’ office building. Imagine what the council bosses who commissioned its construction in the 1970s would have said if you had told them then that it would only be standing for 40 years. A date with a wrecking ball seems inevitable now the council are rocking over to brand new headquarters on the redeveloped railwaylands.
Unions warned back in 1973 that it would end in tears over the annexe. In fact, even before it was built, they nicknamed the annexe ‘Nelly’, insisting a new open plan office block would end up being a white elephant. Their campaign artwork was laughed off at the time.