Its bold open and light design seemed a world away from the drab and increasingly run down old concourse which had been opened in 1962.
And yet I think that if I had walked into that 1960s entrance with the memories of its Victorian predecessor I might well have been equally impressed.
And perhaps there is something in that comment along with the assertion by one of my friends that it won't go the full forty years.
But I do have a soft spot for both and increasingly for the original which I never knew and have only seen in pictures.
Those Victorian Stations may have seemed old fashioned and not fit for purpose, but for me the entrance to Manchester Victoria or that of Charing Cross in London have elegance that can't be matched by Euston.
Picture; Poster British Railways (London Midland Region), Manchester’s New Station by Claude Buckle, 1960, and the entrance of the 2002 makeover from the collection of Andrew Simpson