Union Station Kansas City

John  Kapusta

Cape Coral, United States

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Kansas City, MO – Opened in 1914 to replace the old depot, Union Station served a peak annual passenger traffic of over 670,000 in 1945 at the end of World War II

Union Station made headlines on June 17, 1933, as four unarmed FBI agents were gunned down by gang members attempting to free captured fugitive Frank Nash. Nash was also killed in the gun battle. The “Kansas City Massacre” highlighted the lawlessness of Kansas City under the Pendergast Machine and resulted in the arming of all FBI agents.

In 1996, a public/private partnership began funding Union Station’s $250 million restoration. By 1999, the station reopened as a series of museums and other public attractions. In 2002, Union Station saw its return as a train station when Amtrak began providing public transportation services and has since become Missouri’s second-busiest train station. As of 2010, the refurbished station boasts theaters, ongoing museum exhibits, and attractions such as the Science City at Union Station, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, and the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.

NikonD90
f/8
1/30 sec
28mm focal length
Nikkor 18mm-105mm lens

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