The Denver Post has a great article about progress at Denver’s Union Station. Everyone who lives in the neighborhood knows what goes down every day, it’s nice to read about the fine details. And, the good folks at Denver Infill update twice (here and here).
No need to click through.
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If you’re not in a place to listen to the whole story, you can read it here. A little taste:
It’s hard to find a city in America that isn’t planning, proposing, studying or actually building a light rail system. Cities as diverse as Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C., all see light rail as part of their future — a way to reshape their development. There are 35 light rail systems operating in the U.S. today. At least 13 metro areas are currently building others. Many more are being planned. Perhaps the most ambitious light rail project in the country is being built in Denver. Downtown, behind Union Station, lies a cityscape that doesn’t quite exist yet. Much of the area is empty, fenced off. Construction crews are digging a huge hole in the ground in preparation for some of the final stages of a multiyear transportation project that is already changing the city.
Rick Antsy is back in town and, fortunately for us, updating us again on the progress at Union Station. Pretty amazing to walk up on the Millennium Bridge right now. The Station is just coming to life. Now that the walls are, in the light rail station is under construction, and the roof is going on the bus barn, it’s easier to appreciate the scale and mass of the whole project. Really, it never ceases to amaze me.