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Old 08-01-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Now that people are no longer being arrested and imprisoned en masse for a stupid petty offense like weed possession, Colorado can spend its time and money on something much more useful and interesting that people can get excited about.



Renovated Union Station Creates Huge Buzz | CBS

Denver's Union Station grand opening attracts thousands | Examiner.com
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Oh, for God's sake!

Correlation does not equal causation!
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Oh, for God's sake!

Correlation does not equal causation!

This train station renovation is fantastic. So much better than building another prison.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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This train station renovation is fantastic. So much better than building another prison.
I don't believe that was "Plan B".

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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Denver residents have reason to be proud. And local planners as well. They know, unlike those in Cincinnati, that the key to a successful Union Station revival is to have trains you can actually board.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Denver residents have reason to be proud. And local planners as well. They know, unlike those in Cincinnati, that the key to a successful Union Station revival is to have trains you can actually board.

But more than just a place to board trains, the traditional train station was an architectural showpiece and center of civic life. With nice hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, cafes in and around the station itself it was a popular dining and entertainment destination. But with the auto age all that came to and end. The Cincinnati station is a magnificent landmark and thanks to efforts of preservationists did not meet the wrecking ball like so many others.



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Old 08-06-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Denver Union Station certainly isn't the most amazing "union station" in the U.S. architecturally speaking. But I'm quite impressed with what's been done, and how they've basically built an entirely new urban neighborhood next to it. I forget what was to the west of it... dirt and warehouses?
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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The Cincinnati station is a magnificent landmark and thanks to efforts of preservationists did not meet the wrecking ball like so many others.
Isn't that the Justice League Headquarters?

Yes, yes it is.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Isn't that the Justice League Headquarters?

Yes, yes it is.
Yes! And one would never demolish the Hall of Justice, because that would be a crime. One of my favorite shows as a kid. Used to watch it every Saturday morning. Not just one superhero, but a whole league of them! I never knew the HQ in the comics was actually modeled on the train station in Cincinnati.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:03 AM
 
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Denver Union Station certainly isn't the most amazing "union station" in the U.S. architecturally speaking. But I'm quite impressed with what's been done, and how they've basically built an entirely new urban neighborhood next to it. I forget what was to the west of it... dirt and warehouses?
That's what most Amtrak stations more or less resemble today...dirt and a warehouse. Which might help explain why much of the public seems to have a very negative impression of train travel today. They knocked down nearly all the old grand train stations - that made you feel like a king when walked into them, and replaced them with the type of buildings that might be mistaken for a Public self-storage facility.


'One entered the city like a God, one scuttles in now like a rat.'
- one historian's comment in reference to the old and new Penn stations
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