Old Union Station
The Old Union Station
Dating back to 1911, the historic Old Union Station in Tacoma, Washington, is a beautiful and striking building that boasts not only a rich and fascinating history but also provides a wonderful environment and settings for special events in the form of its stunning rotunda. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, this is a place that many people enjoy visiting because of the lovely and intricate architecture and design as well as because of the rich history of the building.
This is a very grand yet elegant building that really stands out. The central dome is a massive ninety feet high, which makes the building all the more striking for those who pass or visit. During the summer several hundred people each day visit the dome to take in the stunning beauty and grandeur of the structure. Visitors to the dome also get to take in the fabulous collection of glass art that has been created by renowned Tacoma artist Dale Chihuly. This includes the centre piece of a stunning 20-foot blue chandelier made up of nearly three thousand cobalt-colored globes.
The history of Old Union Station in reflected in the popular rotunda, where you will find fascinating historical features including the marble water fountains, the large clock and even the benches. The Beaux-Arts architecture of the Old Union Station is something that appeals to many people, as it stands out so much and has such a richly luxurious look to it.
In addition to being a popular site to visit for those looking to soak up some history and take in grand architecture, this is also a perfect venue for a special event such as a wedding, as it provides such an opulent and beautiful environment for this type of special and memorable occasion.