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Clouds for Paddington Station

Clouds for Paddington Station


Cloud enthusiast Trevor Field emailed to tell us about the new glass roof which is proposed for Paddington Station. It has been announced that as part of the Crossrail Art Programme artist Spencer Finch intends to create an index of clouds embedded within the glass of the centrepeice of the new station. We like the fact that he is proposing a broad range of different cloud types rather than just using one type. We think that this will offer great opportunities for cloudspotters to refresh their identification skills whilst waiting for their train.

You can read more about this innovative project here.

  • Kathryn Cavanagh avatar


    December 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I love this idea, it could be used at Central Station in Sydney, maybe not to the same extent, but it could be done. Unfortunately there is not the same facility here in Lithgow, only one platform with rails either side. Small station …

  • Kathryn Cavanagh avatar


    December 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve just read the further information provided, and I’m of the opinion that this will be a very beautiful interactive piece [not little either] of art, and informative and instructional too. It may change the ‘blue sky thinking’ of many people as well.

  • Susan McIntyre

    January 6, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Oh, how lovely and exciting! That is excellent that the plan is for such a range of cloud types. I look forward to getting back to England to wander beneath those clouds when it is done. Perhaps we should offer to make Spencer an Honorary Member of the CAS.

  • Graham

    January 27, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I think an experienced artist such as Brian Clarke might do a better job

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