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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September 2017 construction update

As the changing of leaves signal the arrival of cooler fall air, work continues on Union Terminal’s iconic fountain and plaza area and masons are beginning work in the rear of the building, including over the train tracks that pass underneath the building. Mechanical engineers are working to connect five

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August 2017 construction update

With warm weather and clear skies, nearly 260 crew are working outside, inside, above and below Union Terminal every day. As work wraps up in one area it begins in another, with multiple projects ongoing simultaneously across the building. Four to five cranes are scattered around site, moving bricks to

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July 2017 construction update

This month marks the one year anniversary of our construction kickoff! We’ve still got 16 months remaining to complete Union Terminal’s restoration. We’ve made tremendous progress but it’s a REALLY BIG building. Over the past 12 months, crews spent six weeks completing a temporary lobby in the Rotunda, using a

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June 2017 construction update

As visitors approach the entrance to Union Terminal they feel the sheer size of the building spreading above and around them. The half dome is the second largest in the world. But what visitors cannot easily see is how massive the rear of the building is around and behind the

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May 2017 construction update

For over 80 years, spring at Union Terminal has been about the building’s iconic fountain. The historic fountain is center stage again this spring, but in a very different way. After cataloging and carefully removing historic limestone, granite and fountain fixtures around the fountain and plaza, crews are well on

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April 2017 construction update

The view from Union Terminal’s driveway is certainly different today than it was a year ago. Cranes and lifts are scattered across the front, wings and rear of the building. Limestone and brick have been removed from points on all sides of the building, revealing the structural steel underneath. The

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March 2017 construction update

The construction techniques used in the building of Union Terminal between 1929 and 1933 and the subsequent interventions over eight decades present a variety of challenges to the masons and preservation architects addressing them. The outdated techniques have resulted in significant water damage; bulging and cracking of the exterior limestone

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February 2017 construction update

If you’ve visited Union Terminal recently, you likely noticed some major changes to the face of the building. Nearly each of the 1,270 windows on the front face of Union Terminal have been removed. The last of those windows will be removed by the end of the month, then taken

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January 2017 construction update

With 2016 in the rearview, we’re gearing up for a busy 2017. You won’t be able to miss the work being done on the building’s exterior as crews remove brick and limestone for repair and to address the steel underneath. Inside, you can peek through a new viewing window on

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