Union StationIndianapolis, Indiana
This project successfully integrated the historic environment of Union Station with modern functions. This large development comprised an 1880s passenger station and its adjoining train shed, which together total 750,000 square feet. The passenger station, one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in the country, was restored to its original appearance with the use of resplendent color, and it was a brilliant setting for restaurants. The long train sheds were restored to integrate 60 unique shops, 30 food vendors, several exciting nightclubs and a 275- room hotel. The hotel design allows visitors to sleep in rail cars that have been carefully transformed into suites.
This adaptive reuse was designed according to the Department of Interior-National Park Service’s Guidelines for historic Preservation.