All it takes is a quick look around to see how many other vintage train stations across the nation have been taken down by the wrecking ball and replaced with boxy concrete structures or freeway ramps and yet our vintage train station remains beautiful, in daily use by citizens and historically intact for the most part. Union Station opened in May 1939, and is known as the “Last of the Great American Railway Stations.” Even if you’ve never been inside, you’ve still seen the beauty of it many times. So let’s just have a little cheer for the fact that we still *have* Union Station.
If you have never walked through it, find an excuse to go explore, if only by making reservations for an overpriced dinner. Just because something’s not physically hidden doesn’t make it any less wonderful orÂ important. Quite the contrary. Sometimes the cool stuff is right in front of our noses.
Tip: I highly recommend playing both of the videos below simultaneously. It’s kind of cool.
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