Monday, 20 June 2011

Grand Old Union Station, Nashville, U.S.A.

The station and train shed were built in the 1890s by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad as a major transfer station for routing passengers to the Midwest and West. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The train shed was the longest single-span, gable roof structure constructed in the United States. The train shed was demolished in 2001 due to dangerous structural deterioration, leading to withdrawal of National Historic Landmark designation in 2003. The station building today is The Wyndham Grand Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.

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