Parkinson, John; Parkinson, Donald B.
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
Open beam ceilings (steel mimicking wood) in original Ticket Lobby; Conceived on a grand scale, Union Station became known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations" built in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The Parkinsons were assisted by a group of supporting architects, including Jan van der Linden. The structure combines Dutch Colonial Revival architecture (the suggestion of the Dutch-born Jan von der Linden), Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style, with architectural details such as eight-pointed stars. Enclosed garden patios are on either side of the waiting room, and passengers exiting the trains were originally directed through the southern garden. The ceiling in the waiting room has the appearance of wood, but is actually made of steel. Today the station is a transportation hub for consolidated rail lines, buses, subway and light rail lines. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 8/30/2015)
Type of Workpassenger terminal
architecture, Restoration and conservation, Transportation, transportation hub, Mission Style (Spanish Colonial Revival style), Twentieth century, Art Deco
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