Once a Railroad Station

After Amtrak relocated its passenger stop in 1983 the fate of Union Station was uncertain for some time. The handsome old building was eventually refurbished and reutilized, and the results are quite splendid.  Part of it has become the gateway to the city's Federal Courthouse.  Its public rotunda features glass sculptures and other artwork.

Because of the slope of downtown the level of the mainline rails, in heavy use by BNSF, Union Pacific and Amtrak, is substantially lower than that of these streets.    

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