Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri
Located at 18th and Market Streets
St. Louis Union Station was at one time the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world, covering 11 acres. All trains into and out of St. Louis arrived and departed form Union Station. The grand central hall had a floor area of 8800 square feet. The power house, which supplies power, heat, etc., to the station, covered ten acres. Now Union Station is one of St. Louis' most popular tourist attractions and a premier marketplace.
St. Louis Union Station was originally opened in 1894 but ceased operation as an active train terminal in 1978. In 1985 St. Louis Union Station was completely renovated making it the largest adaptive re-use project in the country. Today Union Station has virtually something for everyone. In addition to its historic beauty, Union Station is home to the 539-room Hyatt Regency Hotel, a ten-screen movie theater, luxury offices, a lake, and a plaza for festivals, concerts, and special events. The historic train shed hosts some 90 specialty shops and restaurants making Union Station a paradise to shoppers and one of St. Louis' premier entertainment facilities.
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