Pittsburgh By Day - Chris Gibson Photography
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Inside Union Station

This is the main room inside the old Union Station, on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh. Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, and now considered to be one of the best examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the USA, the station was converted to offices and residences in the 1980s, and is now called The Pennsylvanian. This incredible space, now closed to the public, once served as the main waiting area for railway passengers. The 3-story arches curve to meet the enormous skylight, which fills the room with natural light. The doors under the arches once led to restrooms, ticket and baggage offices, and a restaurant. The doors at the far end of the room opened to the train councourses that once sat behinid the building. This is one of the most beautiful spaces in all of Pittsburgh.

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