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Union Station
Jackson and Canal streets, Chicago


Union Station, which was designed in 1925 by Graham Anderson Probst & White, is one of the few remaining grand railway stations in the United States. Its “Great Hall” contains a large waiting room with a high-vaulted skylight, marble floors and walls, and monumental Corinthian columns. An earlier development proposal, which was approved by LPCI, called for construction of a single-tower addition that would be compatible with Burnham’s original design intent. Recent discussions, however, with another developer, have called for a twin-tower design that could compromise interior spaces and the integrity of exterior of the building. The building is a designated Chicago Landmark.




  What Can I Do? Urge the Chicago Department of Planning and Development to reject a proposed twin-tower addition in favor of an earlier proposal that would have replicated the building’s original single-tower design, thus preserving the integrity of both the exterior and the Great Hall. (Denise Casalino is DPD’s Commissioner; her address is City Hall, Room 1000, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601.) Please send a copy of this letter to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, 33 N. LaSalle St., Room 1600, Chicago, IL 60602.









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