Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Great Hall Of Union Station: Architectural Details

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Union Station Great Hall 4 - Hotel Front Desk

To say that the barrel-vaulted main hall of Union Station has a grand sense of design is an understatement. Above, behind a pair of graceful arches at one end is the hotel front desk. My vigilant editor, Mrs. C, points out that although the property was a Hyatt for many years, it is now a Marriott. Below, the opposite end of the hall. Note the pattern of seven classically garbed women in a semicircle, holding torches high above them, and the pair of friends over the balcony in a similar pose. Maybe it represents St. Louis lighting the way to the future. Whether we succeeded is up to you.

Ball Pit 1 Tarzan returns from the jungle today on Downtown St. Louis 365.


Union Station Great Hall 4

4 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The people have become dwarfs in this magnificent hall. Better a Marriott than letting it fall apart. There's a Marriott Courtyard opening next to my office. I cannot for the life of me understand why they'd build one there of all places.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

I was there once upon a time and it looked like this or as I remember it looked like this. I was on a train going or coming from San Francisco.

Sharon said...

You are capturing the beauty of this place so very well.

Birdman said...

That first image... just WOW! Amazing colors and design. Grabs the eye doesn't it. Ah... the train.