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Date: 03/05/13 10:37
Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: cozephyr

Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado, new train shed steel work almost complete. Tracks under construction north end of the yard - four track throat - March 5, 2013.




Date: 03/05/13 12:25
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: cforssi

What a way-out design. I guess it will go good with the new capital of the USA. It is supposed to be Denver and also Atlanta. I guess we will have to see what happens in the future. But for now, this train shed sure looks far-out.



Date: 03/05/13 12:30
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: stone23

Why does it look like it is collapsing already or don't I appreciate modern art forms? Where is Frank Lloyd Wright when we need him?



Date: 03/05/13 13:03
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: zephyrus

Considering it looks like it is following natural parabolics, I think Frank might have appreciated it. 'course he would probably prefer it in wood or copper.

I actually like it. Looks like a more organic take on sheds I saw in Europe. Of course, you can often never tell until something like this is done. Some things look hideous being built and end up beautiful. And vice versa.

Z



Date: 03/05/13 13:26
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: lowwater

zephyrus Wrote:
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> Considering it looks like it is following natural
> parabolics, I think Frank might have appreciated
> it. 'course he would probably prefer it in wood
> or copper.
>
Whatever, so long as it leaked when finished!<g>

> I actually like it. Looks like a more organic
> take on sheds I saw in Europe. Of course, you can
> often never tell until something like this is
> done. Some things look hideous being built and
> end up beautiful. And vice versa.
>
Renderings of what it's supposed to look like are here:

http://www.denverunionstation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=55



Date: 03/05/13 14:12
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: CimaScrambler

Boy, I just don't recognize that area anymore.

Kit Courter
Torrance, CA
LunarLight Photography



Date: 03/05/13 14:23
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: andersonb109

To me it looks more like some of the high speed stations in China.



Date: 03/05/13 14:45
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: Mgoldman

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> To me it looks more like some of the high speed
> stations in China.


No, not at all - if it were China it would actually
look either 21st Century of 19th Century - not BOTH.

I guess Americans still want to be European while
holding on to the past as well.

The facade should remain beautiful. Damn shame they
chose to wreck the rear. Looks like cheese burgers
and ice cream - I like both, but not pressed up
against each other on the same plate.

Here's a Google page with some before and after
perspectives:

https://www.google.com/search?q=denver+union+station&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=dHE2UauPFOe90QHv74CgBw&sqi=2&ved=0CHgQsAQ&biw=1011&bih=749#imgrc=nBQL1wzxGm6AXM%3A%3BDrOTxkh8y4AfiM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.fhueng.com%252Fimages%252Ftraffic%252520engineering%252Ftraffic%252520studies%252520design%252Fmain%252Funion_station_parking.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.fhueng.com%252Ftraffic%252520engineering%252FTraffic%252520Studies%252520and%252520Design%252Fdenver_union_station_parking_study.html%3B323%3B242

Thanks for sharing!

/Mitch



Date: 03/05/13 15:01
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: joemvcnj

So what was wrong with the old station that it could not be used for commuter trains with Amtrak ?



Date: 03/05/13 15:53
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: Geep

It's looking great, but please put back the run-through tracks. No nonsense...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/13 15:53 by Geep.



Date: 03/05/13 18:01
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: mt-king

Why only 4 tracks with no room to expand?



Date: 03/05/13 20:39
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: rrpreservation

You know, I looked at the pictures at the DUST site and all of them show a station during the summer. In the winter the wind will howl through that structure and make travel miserable!

Dan Quiat



Date: 03/05/13 22:51
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: alaska

What is going on with the old Denver Union station?

Hal



Date: 03/05/13 23:51
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: poffcapt

Why is this thread wider than all the rest. The sentences run out of sight to right or left.



Date: 03/06/13 06:25
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: defect_detector

poffcapt Wrote:
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> Why is this thread wider than all the rest. The
> sentences run out of sight to right or left.


Because of a gigantic url that someone inserted in a reply instead of using tinyurl.com to make it smaller.



Date: 03/06/13 06:45
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: TCnR

A single-ended Train Station and a big hole in the middle of the roof? I must be missing something.



Date: 03/06/13 06:57
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: yankee15

mt-king Wrote:
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> Why only 4 tracks with no room to expand?


Foresight.

Pinheads.....



Date: 03/06/13 06:59
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: yankee15

TCnR Wrote:
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> A single-ended Train Station and a big hole in the
> middle of the roof? I must be missing something.

It's an eyesore and an abortion.

The term "form follows function" has gone out that hole.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/13 07:00 by yankee15.



Date: 03/06/13 07:33
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: TCnR

With all the bucks they've made on the surrounding Real Estate development you would think they would have a little understanding of concepts like... roof and train station.

...oh.
<sarcasm strike again>

> -----
> > A single-ended Train Station and a big hole in
> the
> > middle of the roof? I must be missing
> something.
>
> It's an eyesore and an abortion.
>
> The term "form follows function" has gone out that
> hole.



Date: 03/06/13 14:56
Re: Denver Union Station - Train Shed Almost Done
Author: poffcapt

Have they done anything to the outside of the station itslef?



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