Last night we watched Midnight in Paris, which is basically about a man, full of nostalgia for the nineteen twenties, who likes walking in the rain. Which is kinda funny, because I found myself in the exact same place - that is, in the golden era - when I went on my second tour of the Union Depot in the rain today. I'm telling you, at the depot, it is nonstop 1924, and you don't even have to wait until midnight.
New pedestrian plaza out front.
Christos, back in place. Greek food + trains? These are a few of my favorite things.
Digging the half-glass walls - to all trains (behind me). Oh wait, to most trains. LRT is out in front.
Old Western Union counter.
A glass wall will be inserted here to help with air pressure between the different parts of the building.
The golden age is back - the waiting room ceiling.
Skylights have been cleaned - hello, daylight savings! After 5 pm and still tons of natural light.
On the train deck, platforms starting to take shape.
New three-story Amtrak addition.
Access to future platforms.
Inside the Amtrak building, escalators have been installed.
Looking down over the "kiss & ride" drop off and ticketing area.
Looking out onto Lowertown. The bike path on the train deck will run between the glass and that brick wall on this upper level.
New elevator from carriage way to the front door.
Carriage way has been expanded under the front steps of the depot, allowing for drop off.
Out front, the LRT station takes shape.
(Thanks, as always, to our wonderful tour guide, Josh!)