Chicago Union Station Great Hall

Chicago, IL

Although the Great Hall waiting room was preserved, the configuration of the new station makes it a largely useless appendage whose primary civic virtue is as an event facility.

The two statues high on the east wall of the Great Hall symbolize the 24-hour nature of passenger railroads. One holds a rooster (Day) and the other an owl (Night).

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Entering Union Station (video) (video)
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Entering the Great Hall (video) (video)
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The Great Hall
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The Great Hall
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Event tables
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