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Ambitious Restoration and Redevelopment at Chicago Union Station


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#81 cpotisch

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:33 PM

 

"The seven-story addition and its 404 rental apartments would bring to the forlorn but grand train station all the grandeur of a Holiday Inn." -- Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize Winner.

 

Holiday Inn? He is being generous.

 

I think that's the point.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:52 PM

"The seven-story addition and its 404 rental apartments would bring to the forlorn but grand train station all the grandeur of a Holiday Inn." -- Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize Winner.

 
 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:05 PM

http://www.chicagotr...0626-story.html

 

 

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#84 jis

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:47 PM

This proposal appears to be a variation on the original plan for that space, which was never built out.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:27 AM

Just a small update. The Chicago Union Station Facebook page

 

https://www.facebook...oUnionStation/

 

posted a few photos of the restoration work in the Great Hall, specifically of the ceiling.

 

From February-

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And from late June-

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These photos appear to be of the ceiling over one of the Canal St. staircases.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:16 AM

Just a small update. The Chicago Union Station Facebook page

 

https://www.facebook...oUnionStation/

 

posted a few photos of the restoration work in the Great Hall, specifically of the ceiling.

 

From February-

ohsYbcU.jpg

 

And from late June-

iJJ612l.jpg

 

eEOWdd9.jpg

 

These photos appear to be of the ceiling over one of the Canal St. staircases.

From this angle at least, I can't really see any significant difference. 


Edited by cpotisch, 12 July 2018 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:24 AM

The scaffolding is gone and the ceiling is once again visible from ground level.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

And eventually the main hall is where the majority of pax will wait for their trains?



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

From this angle at least, I can't really see any significant difference.

 

Here is a shot of the staircase ceiling before restoration, largely a warm monotone, whereas the ceiling has now been restored to the color scheme that was original to the station when it first opened.

 

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With the restoration, the coffered ceiling really shows off its magnificent detailing.


Edited by MisterUptempo, 12 July 2018 - 12:48 PM.

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