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WASHINGTON UNION STATION CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF GRAND RE-OPENING

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September 30, 2013: Steady growth and the future vision for Washington Union Station remains in the forefront as the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), Amtrak, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation (AAC), and the Federal City Council come together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the station’s grand reopening.

On Sept. 29, 1988, Washington Union Station reopened its doors with a gala celebration after a three-year transformative rehabilitation project. A collaborative public/private partnership funded the $160 million project per 1981 congressional legislation to restore the station to its historic grandeur. At the time, the project was considered the largest, most complex, public/private restoration project ever to be completed in the United States. View a video showcasing the past, present and future of the station produced by the Federal City Council.