Archinect - News 2014-09-01T09:51:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98492592/watch-the-only-extant-footage-of-union-station-s-1939-opening Watch the Only Extant Footage of Union Station's 1939 Opening Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-22T12:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e72jmwxaa709s4x1.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was 75 years ago&mdash;the year Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released and World War II began&mdash;that Los Angeles's lovely Union Station first opened for business. There was a big Downtown celebration on May 3, 1939 to mark the opening of what is viewed as the nation's last great rail station, and Ward Kimball, an award-winning Disney animator and part-time rail nerd (one of Disney's Nine Old Men and the man who created Tweedledee/Tweedledum and Jiminy Cricket), filmed the occasion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/90832016/grimshaw-gruen-s-17-hectare-l-a-union-station-master-plan-approved-to-begin-final-phase Grimshaw/Gruen’s 17-hectare L.A. Union Station Master Plan approved to begin final phase Justine Testado 2014-01-09T12:52:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:10:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2u4g4hsg4eyei45.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since Gruen Associates and Grimshaw Architects were approved in 2012 to create the L.A. Union Station Master Plan, the leading designers and their team recently got the green light from the L.A. Metro to begin the plan's third and final phase. Preserving the station's iconic nature and enhancing its surrounding 17 hectares to address the city's most pressing needs in the future, the proposal is set for completion in Summer 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yvwb0fhbnbc8pdw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0lvt2p4a3mkpjoj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c7e428kz9furqiw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images via Grimshaw Architects</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52617568/los-angeles-metro-approves-gruen-grimshaw-for-union-station-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Metro Approves Gruen/Grimshaw for Union Station Master Plan</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72360543/historic-los-angeles-union-station-facing-renovation-plans Historic Los Angeles Union Station facing renovation plans Alexander Walter 2013-05-02T13:14:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T13:16:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/8796f40ecf8317bf3bef075593b3f5fb.jpg" width="514" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While high-speed rail remains an uncertain prospect in California, it is the centerpiece of four design concepts unveiled Wednesday for modernizing Union Station. Architects commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to upgrade the 77-year-old transit hub in downtown Los Angeles showed preliminary plans that put a high-speed rail system atop, beneath or alongside existing subways without compromising the character of the historic landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Metro will hold a community workshop on the Union Station Master Plan at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.</em></p> <p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52617568/los-angeles-metro-approves-gruen-grimshaw-for-union-station-master-plan" target="_blank">Los Angeles Metro Approves Gruen/Grimshaw for Union Station Master Plan</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46367497/six-visions-for-la-s-union-station-in-the-year-2050" target="_blank">Six visions for LA's Union Station in the year 2050</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/26773673/la-union-station-shortlist-announced-the-notables-that-missed-the-cut" target="_blank">LA Union Station Shortlist Announced &amp; The Notables That Missed The Cut</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/52617568/los-angeles-metro-approves-gruen-grimshaw-for-union-station-master-plan Los Angeles Metro Approves Gruen/Grimshaw for Union Station Master Plan Alexander Walter 2012-06-28T21:22:00-04:00 >2014-01-09T12:55:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3irb21groezi2wg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved LA-based Gruen Associates, in association with London's Grimshaw Architects, as the consultant team for the creation of a master plan for the historic Union Station and its surrounding 40 acres. Metro CEO Art Leahy was authorized by the board to execute a firm fixed price contract not to exceed $4,150,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90832016/grimshaw-gruen-s-17-hectare-l-a-union-station-master-plan-approved-to-begin-final-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw/Gruen&rsquo;s 17-hectare L.A. Union Station Master Plan approved to begin final phase</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46367497/six-visions-for-la-s-union-station-in-the-year-2050 Six visions for LA's Union Station in the year 2050 Archinect 2012-04-26T14:42:00-04:00 >2012-05-01T10:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2la7rc5p24xcltbx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A public forum today at Union Station provided the public with their first look at conceptual visions for Union Station and the surrounding area by six architectural firms bidding to prepare a master plan for the facility. Metro Executive Planning Director Martha Welborne told the several hundred people in attendance that the point of the vision boards was to energize the teams submitting bids to prepare the master plan, and energize the public that uses &mdash; or will someday use Union Station.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/26773673/la-union-station-shortlist-announced-the-notables-that-missed-the-cut LA Union Station Shortlist Announced & The Notables That Missed The Cut Archinect 2011-11-08T17:11:00-05:00 >2012-10-17T16:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5401ad5390db8c130775460cfab918d.jpg" width="500" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shortlisted teams include: EE&amp;K, a Perkins Eastman Company; Gruen Associates/ Grimshaw Architects; IBI Group/ Foster + Partners; Moore Ruble Yudell and TEN Arquitectos; NBBJ/Ingenhoven Architects; and Renzo Piano Building Workshop/ Parsons Transportation Group.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>