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Euston Arch set to be restored

Plans have been unveiled to restore a stone arch that was destroyed more than 50 years ago during the redevelopment of Euston Station in London.

The Euston Arch Trust has campaigned for more than 10 years for the rebuilding of the landmark.

The £10 million replica will include hospitality space, an underground nightclub in the foundations, and a banquet hall at the top of the arch.

Stone from the original arch was thrown into a tributary of the River Lea in East London to fill a hole in the riverbed.

It was tracked down by historian and Euston Arch Trust committee member, Dan Cruickshank, who called the destruction “an act of barbarism”.

British Waterways has spent the last four months dredging the river in order to recover the stone.

The original 70ft arch was located under the current site of Euston Station. It is not known where the replica arch will be constructed, although a new site on Euston Road has been suggested.

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