Originally Posted by ardecila
What a beautiful station. I know Rock Island was planning to reuse an ugly old warehouse for the new Amtrak line (or was that East Moline?) Regardless, this station would be a far better choice.
The station to be renovated that you mention is actually in Moline, several blocks west of the structure shown above, and yes, it is an ugly, forgettable old warehouse (something I wouldn't have given a second thought to if they demolished it) but from the looks of the plans, it will be a great place (and huge) when finished. It will be developed by a company called Restoration St. Louis
, who have already renovated a few local buildings and have done an AMAZING job. I am very happy that they have been chosen to design the new station. (perhaps we can convince them to take on and move the building I posted above)