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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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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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USRC COMPLETES HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN FOR WASHINGTON UNION STATION

  June 15, 2015 Washington, DC – Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) in partnership with Amtrak, Akridge, and Union Station Investco (USI) announce the completion of the first ever Historic Preservation Plan for the Washington Union Station complex. This plan marks the culmination of a 14-month drafting process where station partners worked with Building Conservation […]

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UNION STATION’S 2ND CENTURY PARTNERS RECEIVE THE 2015 ‘INTERNATIONAL SKYLINE AWARD’

April 29, 2015 Washington, DC – On Saturday, April 25, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), and its partners Amtrak and Akridge, were awarded the 2015 International Skyline Award by Lambda Alpha International. The award recognized them for their creative partnership on the plans for Union Station’s 2nd Century. Each year Lambda Alpha nominates two projects […]

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UNION STATION LAUNCHES A MOBILE TOUR APPLICATION

April 27, 2015 Washington, DC – Washington Union Station announces the launch of its mobile tour application, now available on iTunes and Google Play for download. The app is free and targets visitors of Union Station who are interested in learning more about the historic station, its existing features, and plans for its 2nd Century. […]

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