Demolition set to start on Seifert’s Euston towers

A crane is erected ahead of the demolition of Richard Seifert's Euston towers

HS2 contractors poised to take down late-1970s office blocks

Two 1970s office blocks designed by Richard Seifert will be gone from the London skyline by the end of the year acording to bosses at the the High Speed Two rail project.

Last week the first of three tower cranes set to dismantle One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House was moved into place outside Euston Station ahead of a 10-month demolition programme for the structures.

The Department for Transport-owned company HS2 Ltd said work was already under way to strip out the buildings, built between 1974 and 1978, ahead of the £4bn transformation of the station and its surroundings to designs by BIG, AHMM and Grimshaw, Asif Khan and Haworth Tompkins.

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