Washington Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Architect: Daniel H. Burnham
Washington Union Station is Beaux-Arts structure. The station began a long slow decline after the Second World War before largely being closed in 1981 after a partial ceiling collapse. Congress subsequently provided funds to restore the facility with a significant portion converted to retail space when the station reopened in 1988.
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, nothing entirely straight can be built. (Immanuel Kant)