The Union Station development is moving along quickly. It’s amazing to watch it change daily. The most noticeable change right now is the commuter train hall canopy that is being constructed. The large white canopy will house the Amtrak trains, trains to DIA and trains to Broomfield. On the Wynkoop side of Union Staion, work is being done on the two pedestrian plazas. Crews are constructing the water feature, granite wall seat, tree trenches and light fixtures. In the underground bus station the escalators and elevators are going in along with the glass storefront that separates the pedestrian concourse and the bus loading area. To read a more in depth article about the updates, click here.
The first building in the Union Station Redevelopment will break ground next month. The North Wing building will be the new headquarters of IMA Financial and will be built by Haselden Construction. The $32 million building was designed by AndersonMasonDale Architects and will be located just to the North of the historic station. The four story building will have 108,000 square feet of office space with ground floor retail. This move will allow the company to grow from approximately 200 employees in Denver to 300-400 over the next decade. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2013.
It has been a while since I’ve posted a new photo of the Union Station Redevelopement. The digging on the 2nd half of the bus station is moving forward again after a ground water issue stalled progress. The other new item to mention is the tear drop shaped concrete just above the light rail platforms. Those will be beautiful flowerbeds when they are finished. This photo was taken from the 8th floor of Glass House.
The digging on the second half of the bus tunnel is underway. The excavation work will go through the end of this month and you can see the pile of dirt getting bigger by the day. Once the excavating is finished, the concrete work will begin on the substructures and walls. In another few months the second half will be connected to the first half of the tunnel already completed.