they don't build them like that anymore
I'm always fascinated by how much effort was put into the architecture of old. Actually, not just architecture, but everything generally. The intricate detail and workmanship. Pick up a camera from the 40's for example and compare it to a camera built in 2013. Compare St. Pancras station to Kings Cross station [Or even more appropriately to Canary Wharf].
They just don't build 'em like they used to.