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LNWR 1868 Lime Street Station
The elevation and plan of this hotel, now in course of erection by the London and North-Western Railway Company, are from the designs of Mr. Waterhouse, 8, New Cavendish-street. The contractors for the works, Messrs. Haigh and Co., of Liverpool, are in full operation with the building, which is expected to be finished by January next.
The design has been greatly modified from the original plan, so as to admit of the hotel being set back for the widening of Lime-street. A glass roof will be thrown over the footpath before the entrance, as at the Langham Hotel in Portland-place, which will no doubt be of elaborate ironwork, and add greatly to the comfort of the public. St. George's Hall being so close to this building, the Architect has thought it best to allow the horizontal line to predominate in the elevation, which is in the Rennaissance style, in order that no violent contrast should be presented between the two structures.
While he has specified that everything is to be substantial and effective, he has avoided excessive ornamentation, a fault to be found, we regret to say, with the railway buildings in London. The building will be entirely of Caen stone for the ashler work, and Stourton stone for all dressings.