In The News

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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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 in Washington Has a Grand Development Plan

“This city’s venerable Union Station, which opened with much fanfare in 1908, was never about the federal union but about the union of two railroads whose separate terminals had formerly occupied valuable space blocks apart, even encroaching on the National Mall. But, over time, the monumental Beaux-Arts building and its rail yards that united railroads […]

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Reimagining Union Station

“According to urban legend, the opening of Verizon Center in 1997 was the catalyst for the revival of Washington’s old downtown. Ever since, a string of projects — National Harbor, Nationals Park, the Silver Line — have promised to “change the face” of the city or the region. While such assessments involve more than a […]

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Grimshaw Wins Washington DC Station Job

Grimshaw Architects has been appointed to masterplan Washington DC’s Union Street station The practice is working with New York-based architects Beyer Blinder Belle on the $10 billion major transport job. The two practices will draw up conceptual designs for improving and expanding passenger spaces, while developing the station’s existing intermodal facilities. Read more at www.architectsjournal.co.uk

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Key Architecture Firm Tapped for Proposed Union Station Expansion

“A proposed $10 billion expansion and renovation of D.C.’s Union Station will be fronted by the same architectural firm that refurbished Grand Central Terminal in New York City, The Washington Post reports. Beyer Blinder Belle, which has done work on Smithsonian museums and historic buildings in Washington — and is working with Donald Trump and […]

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Grand Central Terminal Architect Selected for Union Station Expansion

“The architectural firm behind the remake of New York’s Grand Central Terminal will lead the effort to plan a $10 billion proposed expansion of Union Station, a project that could triple passenger capacity at the station. Beyer Blinder Belle, with offices in New York and Washington, oversaw design, master planning and the revitalization of Grand Central, turning the 1913 […]

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