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Google UK Honors Architect Sir George Gilbert Scott With Doodle

Danny Goodwin
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Google  Logo Sir George Gilbert Scott

A Doodle on Google’s UK homepage today depicts St. Pancras Railway Station in London. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, who was born on this date in 1811, the station is considered his greatest creation.

The Victorian era architect is credited as being one of the most prolific in Great Britain’s history, having worked on or restored more than 1,000 buildings – projects that included schools, churches, cathedrals, asylums, workhouses, and more.

The special logo comes one day after Google’s logo commemorating the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Russia. Like St. Basil’s, St. Pancras avoided demolition (in the 1960s) and has undergone a massive restoration, costing about £200 million ($321.4 million) after four decades of neglect.

Among his other accomplishments, Scott was awarded a Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1859 and was knighted in 1872. Scott died in 1878 and is buried in Westminster Abbey, where today he will be commemorated with a special service, which is a rare honor for an architect, the Wall Street Journal noted.


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