It's been called a game-changer for Denver. At a price tag of nearly $500 million, the renovation of Union Station in Colorado's capital not only returns a sense of history and style to an important railway center, it creates a new hub for Denver's lovers of culture and the past.
Owners and guests at Timbers Resorts' five Colorado properties certainly appreciate both of those elements. And so, whether you're skiing at Dancing Bear and The Sebastian - Vail, or hiking from The Timbers Club in Snowmass — or casting a line in the waters around Timbers Bachelor Gulch and One Steamboat Place — this is the perfect moment to connect with a historic structure that is now rejoining a family of American "Union" train terminals.
Witness the rebirth of Union Station as it reopens to architectural and popular accolades. Let's look at the story of the grand place, noting some highlights from its past and present.
- Union Station united what had been Denver's four train depots, opening as a single structure in 1881.
- The station burned in 1894, was rebuilt, and was then largely demolished and rebuilt again from 1912–14. This reconstruction introduced the French influence of the Beaux-Arts architectural style to the site.
- The current renovation began in 2011, with the station slated for a July 2014 historic reopening celebration.
- Once a year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days train runs by steam engine between Union Station and Cheyenne, Wyoming, bringing passengers to and from the Frontier Days Rodeo.
- The new Union Station will be crowned by a 112-room hotel, and its interior will feature nearly one dozen restaurants and shops.
- The main hall has been designed for event-level acoustics — intended to be a kind of "urban living room" — complete with sound system.
This is the year to see an old, majestic site get a new lease on a long and well-deserved life. Next time you're passing through Denver, see what Union Station has become.
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