Progress on the Union Station project is in full swing and now, final installations are quite noticeable. If you can look past the mountains of dirt, the barricade of chain link fences, and the endless line of construction equipment, some of the project’s final details can be seen.
Behind the historic station, a huge canopy structure has been installed, closely resembling the Highlands Bridge, just a few blocks down 16th Street. The juxtaposition of the modern, contemporary sculpture next to the classic, historic station adds an exciting sight for LoDo.
On either side of the canopy, the construction of the Cadence Apartments is in underway. For those of you who don’t know what this project is, the Cadence Apartments will offer 13 floors and 220 units of residential, urban living. The project is one of the first for the new Union Station neighborhood and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2013.
But quite possibly the biggest news is the station itself. Although it is still open for people to tour through, that could come to a halt as soon as the end of the year. Once the project team in charge of the station’s renovation receives final approval, Union Station will be closed until the renovation is complete in 2014. So if you want to see the inside before it’s unrecognizable, now is your chance.
Denver Infill will be hosting another Union Station tour this Saturday, November 17th. This could the last chance to see inside, so take advantage of this tour!
I grew up just outside of Chicago where much of my family still resides. I’ve been in Colorado since 1997 first residing in Boulder and then moving to Denver . The University of Arizona in Tucson is my alma mater. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Art History. After college I moved to Paris and lived there for over a year and traveled throughout Europe. While living in Paris, I took classes at the Sorbonne and studied art history. This increased my knowledge of art and architecture beyond the average realm. If you are interested, I would love to explain the difference between a belvedere and a cupola . . . a column and a pillar. . .a balcony and a gallery. This aesthetic training and awareness has greatly aided me in the marketing of Denver´s numerous historic homes.
I also have a second B.A in English Literature from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. For several years I worked in corporate sales for MCI and GE.
And if you really are interested . . . . . .my other great loves are art, travel, film, skiing , hiking, and my dog.