Developers Have Released New Designs for Union Station’s Renovation. Again.

Here we go again, folks.

Union Station Redesign
Photo Credit: Goettsch Partners

After initial renderings released by Riverside Investment & Development in June were met with both critical and public disdain (read: they flopped – big time), the City of Chicago is finally taking another stab at the project.

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Designs from Goettsch Partners, published early this morning, have rid the city’s main public transportation hub of the proposed, boxy apartment building, and have instead opted for a 1.5-acre park in front of the station’s famous headhouse.

And though, no, it’s not likely that Union Station will be completely devoid of commercial buildings – the newest proposals do include a penthouse complex in the mix – we feel like it’s probably safe to say these designs will go over better with the public.

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Maybe.

Union Station Redesign
Photo Credit: Goettsch Partners

For more info on the renovation itself, head here.

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Featured Image Credit: Goettsch Partners

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