Got a tour of the facility led by the city project manager in charge of pretty much all things Railyards today. He said that Amtrak would still be inhabiting the building for the next 20 years or so, installing a new six-window ticket counter and moving offices to the space formerly occupied by a restaurant while the eastern side, currently used for offices and baggage, would become commercial space.
Phase 2 schematic. Light rail will be reoriented 90 degrees to be parallel with the route to the tracks, the open area west of the concourse will become surface parking in the interim, later to be developed into??
The two windows with tape are sample panels of new replacements to match lost window panels. Pretty close match, I think.
Office wall with windows covered on the other side by some lovely 1960s wood paneling
The chandelier medallions will eventually be air vents to ventilate the main lobby, which will be heated and cooled by an in-floor radiant system.
The mural will be restored--you can't really see it here but a small patch was cleaned of 80 years of dust and nicotine stains to reveal its original appearance.
This safe door will eventually be a door to a new elevator system to be installed in the building.
Detail of an upper floor with access to the roof--hopefully a future home of a rooftop lounge with great views of the Railyards and downtown.
View from the roof of the 5th and 6th Street bridges, due to open by the end of this year.