Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Formerly St. Louis' primary train station, the building was converted in 1985 into a hotel and shopping center.
In full operation, the terminal could handle 260 trains on 41 tracks and 100,000 people a day.
The barrel-vaulted Grand Hall is adorned with a gilt ceiling and stained glass windows. Statues and model trains are displayed in the monumental space.
The parkway in front of Union Station, Aloe Plaza, features the landmark Carl Milles Fountain with bronze figures representing the confluence of rivers. He also carved the Vision of Peace sculpture in the City Hall and County Courthouse.
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