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Once again pardon my new found interest in St. Louis. There is a ws to show the front of the station but this shot is the train shed. It was once the covering of many tracks backing into the passenger station, today it houses restaurants and other entertainment venues some as large as 4 or 5 stories all under the original roof. It is a great place to lunch or have an evening out, or just watch people and marvel at this re-use of an old beautiful structure. Below is from the Union Station web site.

St. Louis Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world, is now one of America's great marketplaces. Union Station first opened in 1894, but ceased operation as an active train terminal in 1978. Union Station reopened in August of 1985 as the largest adaptive re-use project in the United States.
Today, this 110 year old National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance has been dramatically restored and redeveloped as a dynamic mixed-use project that includes great shopping, delicious dining and fabulous entertainment.
St. Louis Union Station houses a 539 room Hyatt Regency Hotel, luxury offices, a lake, four active train tracks and a plaza for festivals, concerts and other special events. The century-old St. Louis Union Station boasts a unique and colorful history as well as a bright future. St. Louis Union Station is truly a shopper's delight with over 90 shops and restaurants to choose from. An important part of the Station's special appeal is the variety of unique retail shops, offering everything from fine fashions to one-of-a-kind gifts.

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