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12 historic Amtrak stations across America

Amtrak train stations: History of 12 grand stations across the U.S.

Amtrak shared the stories of some of its oldest and grandest train stations across the United States, starting with Denver Union Station • Denver • The station was built in 1881, and in 1894, the building was seriously damaged by fire. The central portion of the station was rebuilt in a more fashionable Romanesque style with a tall clock tower, and in 1914, the center block was designed in a grand Beaux-Arts style. The architects clad the structure’s steel frame with rusticated and richly carved Colorado granite. On the street and track facades, central recesses hold trios of two-story round arch windows flanked by end pavilions. The arches are embellished with scalloped designs and keystones in the form of scrolls with shields. The pavilions have central niches with decorative plaques bearing the dates “1881” and “1914” to mark the construction of the station’s two major sections. Above the prominent cornice there are clocks on the two main facades. Orange neon signs were later added over the clocks, proclaiming “Union Station—Travel by Train.”

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At more than 900 feet long, with water firing nearly 500 feet into the sky, The Dubai Fountain has become a focal point …

At more than 900 feet long, with water firing nearly 500 feet into the sky, The Dubai Fountain has become a focal point in the city.

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