CONSTRUCTION HISTORY OF UNION STATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
The report includes two parts. In Part I, the major portion of the study, the author has documented as many factors as was possible of the original structure. A copy of the original construction report of the Chief Engineer of the project was found. The author has drawn heavily on this authoritative narrative of the station's construction. This information will be of great value to architects, engineers, and interpretive personnel. Part II details the history of the years of work involved in obtaining approval by Congress of the legislation establishing the National Visitor Center. By this action preservation of Union Station was assured and the facilities provided in the nation's capital for handling the millions of American and foreign visitors who come to Washington to study at first hand and to see democracy in action. (Author)
National Park ServiceDivision of History
Washington, DC United States
- Olszewski, G
- Publication Date: 1970-2
- Pagination: 317 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Freight terminals; Intermodal terminals; Legislation; Passenger terminals; Structural design
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger station design
- Subject Areas: Construction; Freight Transportation; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00041230
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FNP-HH-71-41
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM