Union Station...

Union Station sits on the outside rim of the Loop in a somewhat less than prominent location on S Canal St. between Jackson and Adams. This is the last remaining of Chicago's "Roman Revival" train stations (Northwestern station was leveled in the 1980's).

The architecture is quite simple, yet classic. Just like Chicago, not too pretentious. A characteristic I like about this place.

It's not hard to imagine the millions of people that have traveled through this building. Sadly, today's travelers hardly ever see the great waiting room, they enter from stairs and escalator's to the lower levels a block or more away next to the river on Madison, Adams and Jackson.

The view down W. Quincy St from S. Jefferson with the Sears Tower looming in the background. A nice little mini canyon, that the hoards of commuters have probably never seen from this angle. (Which is OK with me, I am sure the scenery in Schaumburg or wherever the trains travel to is just as lovely.)


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