The Washington Post provides all the details, renderings, history, commentary, and more that one could want about Amtrak's proposed $7 billion investment in Daniel Burnham's historic Union Station.
According to Steven Pearlstein, "the proposed expansion and redevelopment of Union Station, which could do for Washington what Grand Central Terminal did for New York a century ago — create a new commercial epicenter for the city and provide the transportation anchor for a regional economy, stretching from Richmond to Baltimore."
Amtrak announced the plans back in July 2012. In total, the public and private investment proposed reach $10 billion, which Pearlstein says "would represent the region’s most important development initiative since the construction of Metro’s subway system."
The article is a massive, graphic- and visual-laden feature, and should be considered mandatory reading for anyone interested in transit infrastructure and transit oriented development—or, for that matter, Daniel Burnham's Beaux Arts building as it exists today.
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