Union Station (USA) – description, history, location. The exact address, phone number, website. Reviews of tourists, photos and videos.
A walk through downtown Los Angeles is incomplete without a visit to the famous Union Station. Inside the large-scale building, built in 1939, life seems to go to the rhythm of the forties – the waiting room, restaurant and station interiors are carefully maintained in their original form. The romance of the historic station could not fail to attract the attention of Hollywood directors – and Union Station has repeatedly appeared in the cinema.
Union Station was built in the center of Chinatown. A large number of buildings were destroyed, and Chinatown itself was moved to a new location – where it is now.
How to get there
Union Station is located in the heart of Los Angeles. The most convenient way to get from other parts of the city is by metro: three lines intersect here at once – red, purple and gold. In addition, Union Station today is the main transport hub of the city – in addition to the railways themselves, intercity buses arrive here.
It is from Union Station that the FlyAway Bus leaves for Los Angeles Airport.
Union Station history
What to watch
First of all, it is worth paying attention to the architecture of the station, created by renowned craftsmen John and Donald Parkinsons, who also designed the Los Angeles City Hall and several other city facilities. Thanks to the invited Danish architect Jan van der Linden, the Union Station façade acquired the recognizable features of Danish colonial Renaissance architecture, and the Americans enriched the exterior with elements that were ultra-fashionable at that time, such as the eight-pointed stars.
The interiors of the station are finished with valuable stone: the lower part of the walls shines with marble and travertine, the upper part – with terracotta and ceramic tiles. You should definitely go out into the spacious courtyards of the Union Station – it was through them that passengers once passed to the aprons – and have a bite to eat at the historic Harvey House restaurant.
Address: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles
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