Senin, 21 September 2009

Union Station, Los Angeles California

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The Los Angeles Union Station LAUS, built in 1939, is perhaps the only remaining railway station of the United States' once great railroad structures.

The station was built by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson with Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival reflecting California's mission history, and Streamline Moderne reflecting the new age of transportation. It is an usual mix of styles that brings complexity of culture and atmosphere that makes Southern California so unique.

Large historic rooms go unused despite the station's heavy traffic today. The station connects lightrail, metro, subway, and train. The Gateway Center, which opened in 1995, offers restaurants, shopping, and offices.

As high-speed mass transit starts to be slowly implemented in California, very slowly, it will be interesting to see how this staple of old California evolves.

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^Adan Garcia
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