Union Station

Interesting
Completed in 1911, this impressive domed, Beaux-Arts structure is fronted by a Larry Anderson bronze entitled New Beginnings. The sculpture, depicting a 19C traveler with valise, recalls the romance of rail travel. The last train pulled out of Union Station in 1984, and thereafter the structure was left to languish for a number of years. The rotunda now displays monumental Dale Chihuly glass art. A public contest held to name the large glass installation hanging below the dome resulted in the title Cobalt Blue Chandelier. Each of the four mezzanine-level bays also frame Chihuly works: the east bay features a work from his Persian spinners series; the west is from his Venetian series; the south bay is known as the Lackawanna Ikebana Installation, as it incorporates the metal grid of an Erie/Lackawanna Railroad sign; an abstract acrylic painting hangs in the north bay.

Useful information

Address:

1717 Pacific Ave., 98402 Tacoma

Phone:

+1 253-863-5173

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