May 2018 restoration update

With less than six months to go in the first full restoration in the National Historic Landmark’s 85-year history, Union Terminal is readying for the return of guests over a busy summer. The exterior set of historic doors that have welcomed guests for over eight decades are back after extensive

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April 2018 construction update

Construction crews have completed extensive structural work on the mezzanine level and are preparing the lower level lobby and new “avenue,” paving the way for the Duke Energy Children’s Museum to reopen on May 4. When guests return to the building in May they’ll notice new flooring and a fresh

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March 2018 construction update

Every day, nearly 350 workers are wiggling between walls, climbing scaffolding and walking across rooftops as they weld steel, run electrical wires, clean historic artwork and install windows at Union Terminal. With just eight months remaining in the historic restoration of Union Terminal, some projects are moving into their final

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February 2018 construction update

With just nine months to go in the first full structural restoration in Union Terminal’s 85-year history, crews are active in nearly every area inside and outside the building. New windows fabricated to the building’s original specifications are being installed in the Losantiville Dining Room and interior Rotunda windows are

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Recapping a busy 2017 in Union Terminal’s historic restoration

In 2017, crews worked more than 385,000 hours to restore Union Terminal. As the historic restoration enters its final year, here’s a look at the accomplishments of the past 12 months. Union Terminal’s iconic fountain and plaza, so critical to the historic fabric of the building, was carefully surveyed and

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January 2018 construction update

The restoration of Union Terminal is entering its final year and crews are busier than ever. Scaffolding is nearly complete on the west wall of the building where the concourse once extended 400 feet over railroad tracks. This is one of the last major masonry projects to be completed. Art

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December 2017 construction update

As we continue a very thorough restoration of Union Terminal, fitting its designation as a National Historic Landmark, experts from across the country are being tapped to ensure every aspect is restored with meticulous detail. Canvas murals painted by Pierre Bourdelle are currently being packaged in preparation for shipment to

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November 2017 construction update

The restoration of Union Terminal is now just a year away from completion but crews are busier than ever. Colder temperatures are beginning to shift the work inside but there is still plenty being accomplished on the exterior before winter fully arrives. Here’s a look at what crews are working

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Duke Energy Children’s Museum closed through spring 2018

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announced today that the Duke Energy Children’s Museum is closed through spring 2018 to accommodate construction activity in the space.  As crews work to address and repair 84 years of water damage during the restoration of Union Terminal, we now understand that construction activity will have

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October 2017 construction update

As the restoration of Union Terminal enters its 16th month, over 260 workers are spread across the National Historic Landmark’s plaza, rooftops, hallways and galleries. Visible progress of the thorough work is already on display as scaffolding and cranes crawl up and down the building. As this work inches toward

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