Space station hero

The old DLR station made way for Alsop Architects’ striking design, complete with aluminium casing and columns to support the platforms

Heron Quays DLR station looks pretty futuristic with its metallic hull and dramatic lighting. But what’s really innovative is how it and a six-storey building above the tracks were built without shutting down the railway. Project manager Graeme Tait reveals how it was done

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