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Old Posted Jul 30, 2009, 4:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Busy Bee View Post
Is the Union Station tower officially dead? It does seem like it resurfaces every few years. Wasn't it first proposed in the mid-90's or so?
I heard about that too. It probably wouldn't be built to match the rest of the structure as was imagined in those postcards.

Personally, I think the Union Station main building should be left alone. It already suffered the indignity of demolition of its beautiful train concourse. Ugly buildings stand there now. The least they could do is build the proposed new concourse as part of the high-speed rail corridor plan, and knock down the uglies.

"What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building? ... it is lofty. ... It must be tall, every inch of it tall. ... It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line." — Louis H. Sullivan. From "The tall office building artistically considered," Lippincott's Magazine, March 1896.
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