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Unity
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Unity

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The redevelopment of the former Kings Cross Goods Yard, now known as Kings Cross Central, owes much of its appeal to the proud industrial heritage which formed it. This graphic sculpture visually references the heavy engineering used in the area’s industrial past, its form suggestive of two large and redundant cogged wheels. The granite element symbolises the robust building materials used in the old Goods Yard, where commodities were moved about by rail and cart. The more technologically challenging blue resin element hints both at the Regents Canal and the important part it played in the transport of goods, but also the aspirational state of the art future being built at Kings Cross Central.

The simple graphic form of the sculpture can be seen as a stylised letter X, but also articulates the unity between two separate yet codependent bodies: a balance of essential opposites and a celebration of progress across the generations.
Title

Unity

Date

2013

Medium

granite & resin

Accession number

N1C_CRH_S500

Acquisition method

commissioned by Art Contact on behalf of Urbanest

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Urbanest

Custodian

Urbanest

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

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Located at

Canal Reach, Kings Cross Central, Camden

N1C 4BD

In the entry courtyard of Urbanest Kings Cross, Student Halls.