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25 “Must See” Buildings in DC

USA Today is seeking input on the 25 “must see” buildings in DC. USRC encourages you to fill out the survey and vote for Union Station.

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American Bus Association Annual Meeting and Marketplace Trade Show 2017 – Interviews with Nzinga Baker

In January, Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration Nzinga Baker represented USRC at the American Bus Association Annual Meeting and Marketplace Trade Show in Cleveland. At this event, Nzinga was interviewed by TerrapinBlue and GroupTravelFamily.

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Union Station in the News…and Video

Recently, USRC has become aware of some news and a video pertaining to Union Station. Trans-Lux and Union Station, both organizations near 100 years old, come together to implement present day digital LED display technology “Trans-Lux Corporation today announced the successful manufacture and installation of 3000 square feet of large format LED digital displays and […]

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ROSTRAL COLUMNS RESTORATION COMPLETE

The rostral columns and balustrades located in the front of Union Station were part of the original station design by Daniel Burnham in 1908. Two “gateways” comprised of pairs of large classical rostral columns mounted on stone balustrades were to frame the magnificent façade of the station. Each column was decorated with lights and topped […]

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Union Station Wins Two WBC Craftsmanship Awards!

The 2017 Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Awards have been announced and Union Station was a winner in two categories. 1. Finishes, Plaster – Star Award Nominee (which is given to the highest quality projects) 2. Mechanical, HVAC-Sheet Metal – Washington Union Station Earthquake Remediation – Bay 5 Ductwork Replacement USRC would like to congratulate […]

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Post-Inauguration

From January 18 to 22, 2017, Washington Union Station hosted people from all around the country for several historic inauguration week events. With all modes of transportation reporting record numbers of customers, it is safe to say that USRC and its partners hosted an unprecedented number of visitors. Moreover, this was undertaken in an environment […]

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Inauguration 2017 and Union Station

General Information Regarding Union Station During Inauguration Weekend The Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017 and events in the DC metro area on January 19, 21, and 22, 2017 are expected to draw large crowds inside and around Washington Union Station. Before traveling to Union Station, here are a few tips to keep in […]

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Union Station in the News

We are happy to announce that Union Station has received some favorable mentions recently. The National Trust for Historic Preservation included Union Station’s Main Hall restoration in the 2016 historic preservation wins. The fourth entry states “A multi-year rehabilitation effort has recreated the station’s breathtaking interior.” Also, the January/February 2017 edition of Home & Design […]

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Union Station Returns to Its Former Glory

In the July 15, 2016 edition of Architectural Digest there was an article, featuring some captivating pictures, about the restoration of the Main Hall of Union Station. “During the restoration, which was overseen by the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, scaffolding soared 90 feet so that workers could reach the barrel-vaulted ceiling, found cracking after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in […]

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UNION STATION REVEALS A FULLY-RESTORED MAIN HALL – FIRST TIME THE ROOM HAS BEEN UNOBSTRUCTED IN ALMOST 50 YEARS

May 9, 2016 Washington, DC – Today, Washington Union Station reveals a restored, historic Main Hall. Covered for the past four years in scaffolding as rehabilitation work was underway, the historic space is now unobstructed, as originally designed, for the first time in almost 50 years. Opened in 1907 as the General Waiting Room of […]

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