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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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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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GRIMSHAW- BEYER BLINDER BELLE SELECTED AS MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN TEAM FOR THE FUTURE OF WASHINGTON UNION STATION

April 7, 2015 Washington, DC – The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects (BBB/Grimshaw) to create the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century. Building on the initial vision presented in Amtrak’s 2012 Washington Union Terminal […]

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Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

(WAMU) I’m in a cold room with dim light, in a part of Union Station few people ever visit. With me are Beverly Swaim-Staley, CEO and president of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and Tom Whitaker, a project director. We descend into a perfectly cut square in the floor. Read more at WAMU

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